Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gift Shop Door Handles and Trim

The Gift Shop at this Sacramento Area Hotel was in need of some updating.  As part of major hotel renovation, which included refinishing most of the metal architectural features, we converted the existing polished brass window trim and door handles to a Dark Bronze Patina.  JA Brass worked with the designer and contractor to create a patina that complimented all elements of the design plan.  Other metal features finished in the same patina included hundreds of feet of hand railing and door hardware in the hotel meeting rooms.  As can be seen in the photos, we worked on site to complete the finishing for the Gift Shop.  Finishing of the railing and door hardware was completed in our shop in Sacramento.

Taped off metal door handle, in the middle of treatment

Taped off metal door trim, in the middle of treatment

Finished door handles and trim, after treatment

This hand railing, inside the hotel lobby, was finished in the antique brass patina. This railing was just a small segment of the hundreds of feet finished in the hotel.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Staircase Railing in Pacific Heights, San Francisco

At this Pacific Heights home, we gave the old, rusty staircase railing new life by sanding it down, chemically treating it and oxidizing it to give it a Dark Antique Patina. The patina was sealed with wax that was applied by hand and buffed to a semi-gloss finish.

Antique Brass Door Hardware

The door hardware pictured below was severely tarnished and coated with paint. We were able to strip the paint, remove the tarnish and apply an aged brass patina.



Restored Motorcycle Parts

We were able to take these old motorcycle parts and bring them back to life with a polished aluminum finish. 

Before                                                                                                                                                After

New Finish on Old Door Hardware

We were able to take this old brass door hardware and give it a stylish brushed nickel color. 

Before - Door Hardware with old Brass Finish

After - Door Hardware with new Brushed Nickel finish

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Old Brass Bed Frame Made New Again

After being hidden away in a garage for years, this bed frame was showing its age with patches of rust and corrosion.  But we were able to treat and polish it back to life and give it a nice, fresh brass finish.  

Before - Full Size

Before - Close Up
Before - Super Close Up
After - Full Size
After - Close Up
After - Super Close Up