Aluminum could be the most popular and widely used metal for human life. Wide range of tools and equipment are made of aluminum, ranging from household appliances such as: pots, pans, kettles, plates, windows, doors to the machine and equipment are made from aluminum. Aluminum is light, strong hold, durable, and relatively inexpensive. Aluminum is available in various shapes such as: plate, coil or rod, etc. Aluminum in any form can be easily handled and formed to make any product. It is quite "soft" and "flexible" to be bended, cut, drilled, welded, sanded and finished to make metal products in any form.
aluminum for lobby desk
Finishing for aluminum.
Generally aluminum can be directly coated with finishing materials. The material for aluminum should the special to be able be well attach to the metal. With the proper coating, aluminum can be finished in variety of colors and looked; he can be finished with paint finish to make a clean looked and modern impression, or be finished with antique or old looked with the application of glaze and stain. If antique finish is going to be generated, then primer metal coat is needed as the first layer. The powder coating or electroplating finish can directly applied since they will well attached the metal. Aluminum also can be used without coated with finishing material. The naked aluminum with polishing process can produce a high gloss appearance with luxury and elegance looked.
aluminum for top table
Here some tips to finish the aluminum.
- Surface preparation.
aluminum table with antique finish
- Choose finishing materials according to the usability of the product.