Applying Finishes to Fasteners for Appearance

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Applying a finish on your fasteners is a great way to create a cohesive, pleasing appearance. You can choose complementary paint colors sheerly for aesthetics or emulate a “high-tech” look on exposed fastener heads with specific platings. Black oxide finishes can be used to reduce glare, or a shiny, bright look can be achieved with a chrome finish.

Applying specific finishes is also an effective way to avoid confusion and make the identification of fasteners quicker and easier. Some fasteners for right-hand or left-hand applications may appear identical but really are not; other fasteners vary in the slightest dimensions also appear identical. Color code these fasteners as part of the finishing process and identifying the differences between them has never been easier.

Still have questions about applying finishes to fasteners for appearance? Check out our finishes overview page or contact us to ask a question.

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