Choosing the best hardware finish or patina for your project can be challenging. We are here to help! Browse below for our premium hardware finish options:
As living finishes, Ashley Norton solid bronze hardware patinas are designed to mature over time. Once installed the effects of age, climate and touch will work in conjunction to create unique, contrasted color variations in your door hardware. The most frequently touched areas will highlight as the patina wears off and natural coppery shades of bronze are exposed. Dark Bronze patina (BZ) is the standard finish in Ashley Norton's Bronze hardware line.
*Please note that the TC finish is susceptible to chipping as a result of knocks or scratches from objects such as keys or rings. The finish may be restored in the age-old way - by applying a fresh coat of black paint to the affected area.
Don't settle for steel base hardware, make a statement with Ashley Norton's Real Brass hardware. Available finishes range from contemporary polished nickel finishes to more traditional satin nickel or oil rubbed bronze finishes. Dark and light rubbed bronze are dynamic. These "living" surfaces will take on unique hues as age, climate and touch work their charm, creating an ever-changing patina.
Ashley Norton Brass standard finishes are Dark Oil Rubbed Bronze (.8) and Satin Nickel (.4). Seven additional finishes are custom manufactured to order.
Rocky Mountain Hardware uses only the highest quality bronze to achieve unique designs. Silicon and white bronze are both alloys. Silicon bronze contains copper, silicon, and zinc creating a coppery-gold color. White bronze is composed of copper, manganese, nickel, and zinc producing a silver color.
Rocky Mountain Hardware products let the deep beauty of bronze speak for itself. Their hand-applied patinas enhance the hues of bronze creating an aged appearance. The photos shown here give a close representation of the true appearance of these patinas, however, the various elements of time, touch, and climate work together with the bronze and the patina to create a unique hue. Each piece, then, distinctly reflects its surroundings.
The oxidation process that Sun Valley Bronze uses to create patinas is an accelerated version of natural exposure to time, touch, and environment. Repeated handling of the hardware will lead to the graceful wear of the patina. Sun Valley Bronze believes patina wear is an inherent quality of the hardware. As with any hand-applied patina finish, color variations should be expected, lending character and distinction to elegant design.
Silicon bronze contains the elements copper, silicon, and zinc resulting in a golden-copper hue. Color range: Polished Natural / Reddish-Brown / Dark Brown
White bronze contains the elements copper, manganese, nickel, and zinc resulting in a silver hue. Color range: Nickel / Pewter Grey / Black
Bronze is naturally weather resistant. Very little care is needed to maintain it. Sun Valley Bronze recommends cleaning bronze hardware with mild soap and water. Do not use abrasive or chemical-based cleaners. Apply several coats of high quality clear paste wax to protect the finish.