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Finishing Options

Stainless Steel – #6 Satin

#6 Satin is a silver-white finish with relatively short linear directional polishing lines.  This finish is quite common with SS architectural applications. It is a two-step abrasive polish finish with the equivalent of a 240 grit abrasive.

Stainless Steel – #8 Mirror

#8 Mirror is the most reflective finish covered by ASTM Standards.  Produced in a similar way as the #6 finish with further buffing. The grit lines are much less visible than the #6 finish but can be seen upon close inspection.  The final product is a mirror-like finish.

*#8 Mirror Finish comes at an additional cost to our #6 Finish.

Powder Coated Finish

Powder coating is a dry film process, using finely ground particles of pigment and resin which are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto electrically grounded parts to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the parts and are held there until melted and fused into a uniformly flowing coating in a curing oven. Before coating, the parts must be pretreated similarly to liquid coated parts.

 

Designed to withstand extreme temperatures, powder-coating protects against rust and staining, making it a weather-resistant finish for our stainless steel and aluminum railings. It helps in regards to LEED requirements and in addition, it meets AAMA specifications.

 

View a few of our Powder Coated Stainless Steel Finishes like the Wexford 90 Building which utilized powder coating on the posts of the BLADE™ system. The grand gymnasium building, Carson Leslie Center, had their decorative glass railing system powder coated as well. See how the Swedish American Regional Cancer Center incorporated powder coating in the BLADE™ system of its LEED-HC project.

Powder Coated Stainless Steel Finishing can be applied to any of the following systems:

BLADE™  |  BEACON™  |  CIRCA™  |  CUBE™  |  TEE™  |  VIEW™  |  SOLO™   |  SHOE™  |  VISIO™ | FSR™

As in all of our stainless steel railing systems, customization is always available as at VIVA Railings our priority is ensuring that what we construct perfectly matches your vision.

 

This color chart is for reference only and is not to be used for final color matching.  Shades may vary due to the color and resolution of your computer screen and/or your particular color printer output.  For accurate color matching, please request a sample at vivarailings.com/contact.

ECM Finish

If you have been looking for that Blackened Steel look or splash of some accent color to your railing project, new ECM finishes by VIVA Railings may be a great option for you.

ECM is a metallic architectural coating achieved by the process of transfer of metallic ions from a foreign metal. A variety of metallic colors can be achieved via this process, VIVA currently offers BLACK, GOLD, BRASS & COPPER, these are available in Brushed Satin finish.

 

Unlike powder coat or paint that are surface coatings that have a possibility of peeling or wearing off over a period of time; via ECM process the feed metal becomes integral to the base metal, the resulting product is highly durable and low maintenance.

CONSIDERATIONS: 

Given that ECM is a specialized process, it adds 2-3 weeks to the lead time of materials. VIVA typically recommends using this finish on components that do not require field modification like posts, brackets, clamps, etc.   

 

BLADE™  |  BEACON™ CIRCA™  |  CUBE™  |  TEE™  |  VIEW™  |  SOLO™   |  VISIO™ | FSR™

 

DISCLAIMER


This color chart is for reference only and is not to be used for final color matching.  Shades may vary due to the color and resolution of your computer screen and/or your particular color printer output. For accurate color matching, please request a sample at vivarailings.com/contact.

ECM is available for post railing systems only.

2 Tone Finish

POWDER COAT AND ECM 2-TONE offer low maintenance, high durability, and are one of the best corrosion-resistant materials on the market today.  Parts are sealed in an airtight chamber where a vacuum is created and the negative voltage attracts the positive ions and inert a gas to create the environment in which the deposition process occurs.

BEACON™ Glass Railing System can be applied as a combination of Type A/Type B finishing option.

Type A: Powder Coat/ECM Post with SS Fittings.
Type B: Powder Coat/ECM Fittings with SS Posts.


2-Tone Finish is available for the following railing systems:

BLADE™  |  CIRCA™ CUBE™ FIN™BEACON™ SOLO™

PVDF Finish

PVDF coating is chemical resistant, thick film barrier coating primarily used due to its low thermal conductivity. This coating is unaffected by most chemicals and solvents and has excellent wear and abrasion resistance. PVDF resin is polyvinylidene fluoride used as the base resin in liquid paint coatings formulated by paint manufacturers. PVDF coatings are factory applied to properly cleaned, pre-treated and primed metal substrates and then oven-baked.

 

PVDF Finishing can be applied to any of the following systems:

ECO VISTA™  |  ECO ELLIPSE™

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