ECM Coating: Elevating the Art of Railing Finishes

ECM Coating: Elevating the Art of Railing Finishes

At VIVA Railings, we are proud to offer our customers a cutting-edge finishing process called ECM (E-Colored Metallics). ECM brings a unique touch to our railing systems, enhancing their durability, aesthetics, and overall quality.

ECM Satin Black
ECM 20 Satin Black
ECM Satin Brass
ECM 21 Satin Brass
ECM Satin Gold
ECM 23 Satin Gold
ECM Satin Copper
ECM 25 Satin Copper
Powder Coat
Also Available: Powder Coat Finish

What is ECM?

ECM is a specialized coating process that involves the deposition of thin layers of material onto a substrate using a vacuum chamber. These coatings provide enhanced protection, improved wear resistance, and aesthetic appeal to our stainless steel railing

The ECM Advantage

Exceptional Durability

ECM coatings create an extremely hard and durable surface that is highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, and corrosion. This toughness ensures that your railing system maintains its pristine appearance and structural integrity for an extended period.

Enhanced Aesthetics

ECM coatings offer a stunning range of decorative finishes, allowing you to personalize your railings to match your unique style preferences or complement your architectural design. From sleek and modern blackened shade to bold and luxurious metallic colors, ECM provides an extensive selection of visually striking options.

Eco-Friendly Solution

ECM coatings are environmentally friendly, as they are free from harmful chemicals and do not release any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the application process. By choosing ECM-coated railings, you are making a sustainable choice without compromising on quality or aesthetics.

Low Maintenance

Thanks to their exceptional durability and resistance to tarnishing or fading, ECM-coated railings require minimal maintenance. This makes them an ideal choice for both residential and commercial applications, reducing the time and effort needed for upkeep.

The ECM Process

ECM coatings are achieved through a state-of-the-art process that involves the following steps:


The surface of the railing material is thoroughly cleaned and prepared to ensure optimal adhesion of the ECM coating.

Chamber Placement

The prepared railing sections are carefully loaded into a vacuum chamber, where the ECM process will take place.


The chamber is sealed, and a highly controlled vacuum environment is created. The chosen metal or alloy is heated until it vaporizes, forming a cloud of atoms or molecules.


The vaporized metal condenses onto the railing sections, bonding at the atomic level. This results in a thin, uniform coating that adheres tightly to the surface.

Finishing Touches

After the deposition process, the railings undergo thorough quality checks to ensure consistent adhesion and finish quality. Any necessary touch-ups or additional coatings are applied, and the railings are inspected for quality assurance.

Transform Your Railings with ECM Coatings

At VIVA Railings, we have perfected the art of ECM coatings to offer you unparalleled railing finishes. Elevate the aesthetic appeal of your space while enjoying the superior performance and durability of our ECM-coated railings. Whether you're seeking a contemporary, industrial, or luxurious look, our team of experts is here to help you find the perfect ECM-coated railing solution tailored to your vision.

Contact us today to learn more about ECM coatings and how they can transform your railing systems into timeless works of art.

Shown here are the standard colors available.*


*Please note that the digital swatches of our powder coat and ECM colors may not accurately represent the actual real-life samples. Factors such as monitor settings, lighting conditions, and individual perception can affect the colors you see on your screen. We suggest using the swatches as a general reference for color, shade, and hue, rather than expecting an exact match. For the most precise color selection, we recommend requesting physical samples or visiting our office in Lewisville, TX to evaluate the powder coat colors in person.