Tin Ceiling Finishes
October 4, 2013
Tin ceiling tiles are available unfinished (commonly referred to as raw), as well as finished. A finished tile is powder coated in a variety of colors.
American Tin Ceiling tiles are composed of an embossed steel tile with a bright tin plate. This results in a bright silver tile, and receives clear coating very well. The tin plating keeps the tile from rusting for a given time. Additional finishing must be done to ensure that it will not rust in the long term.
Powder coating is an electrostatic adhesion of paint particles to a metal surface, then its sent through an oven and baked on. This provides a stronger, longer lasting finished product. Similar to patio furniture and home appliances, a powder coated product will never fade, rust, or discolor over time.
In addition to powder coating, the Artisan colors are available for a higher end option to the basic one finish colored tiles. A faux painter adds to base powder coated finishes to produce beautiful hand painted tiles. These colors provide a multidimensional finish that creates a dynamic result.
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