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The Artisan Collection

September 11, 2015


The Artisan Collection is one of American Tin’s most popular color sets. Hand-finished by a master painter who generates custom color combinations from a range of his experiences and sources - unique textures and materials, travels, and historical buildings - the hand-distressed patina of these beautiful panels is second to none.

Here’s part of our finisher’s process to achieve such a stunning look: after powder coating your tin panels with a base layer (applying the foundation color as a dust and baking it on), a topcoat is then painted by hand (frequently in a metallic shade). Once the tiles dry, our finisher uses polishing cloths to intentionally distress some areas until the underlying powder coat shows. This aged effect allows for the intricacies of each panel to emerge and draws out the subtle details of the panels. The panels are then polished with a variety of materials to achieve a special finish - either creamy, shiny, or matte. Since each panel is individually colored, each tile is singular (yet consistent) for a tin interior that is completely unique to your installation, be it a kitchen backsplash, living room ceiling, restaurant interior, or office. Artisan finishes are available in all of our 35 patterns.

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