Cast iron is a classic favourite, loved for its traditional qualities and style.
Part of the charm of cast iron is the inherent imperfections and idiosyncrasies
in the metal produced by the traditional production methods. Newly cast
product retains the texture and individuality of radiators cast over 100 years
ago but in order to create an aged appearance to the finish they go through
a number of stages ending with a hand finished application. The appeal of
an antique product is its unique patina developed over time, each radiator
will differ and so to reproduce that effect our Antique finishes will have a
varying depth of light and dark across the radiator.
After cleaning, priming and the application of the brass effect powder coat
each radiator has an antique rub applied by hand. This is then rubbed down
and baked to fix the protective surface. The level and amount of light and
dark differs from section to section as the combination of texture, casting
marks and the random nature of hand finishing produces a striking and
unique antiqued finish.