Heritage craftsmen can apply a wide range of finishes to your ironwork to give you exactly the special look you are after.


powder coating process

Powder coating is a professional finish applied electrostatically and cured under high heat, forming a hard finish that is much more durable than conventional paint.  To ensure the best result, every powder coated piece is sand-blasted, air-blasted and primed prior to the final finish coat. This process moves mill scale and debris from the metal, preventing oxidation under the finish.

The oxidation process is the cause for rust and therefore high maintenance. A powder coated finish is smooth, durable and long-lasting.

Powder coating finishes include a variety of colors, glossses (matte to high gloss) and textures.  We recommend powder coating on exterior products to ensure longevity.

  • Black. Super durable semi-gloss
  • Dark bronze. Semi-gloss
  • White. Semi-gloss


Heritage uses Direct to Metal (DTM) paint, specifically formulated to be applied over metal surfaces.  DMT paint forms an extremeley strong bond to metal surfaces, both ferrous and non-ferrous, galvanized metal and previously-painted metal and other substrates.

Heritage follows SSPC specifications for surface preparation prior to applying the paint. This process includes sand-blasting, pressure air-blasting and cleaning – ensuring optimal surface preparation to overcome oxidation and inhibit rust. Heritage uses zinc-rich Pro Industrial DTM, further protecting the metal from wear and corrosion.

DTM paint is designed to withstand harsh conditions and can be used on both interior and exterior applications. Painting is done in our Blawnox, PA workshop.  The advantages to painting are a quicker turnaround time and reduced cost when compared with powder coating.


  • Black. Direct-to-metal. Semi-gloss.
  • Additional colors available upon request


hand done metal finish

Heritage Industries offers speciality hand finishes for those clients who are looking to make a distinctive design statement.

Our finishes can be as simple as wax or clear coat paint on raw metal and hand rubbed metallics — or as artfully detailed as decorative painting or gilding.

Client design meetings are scheduled to discuss finish goals and techniques. Depending on level of skill or detail, samples can be produced ahead of time for client approval.


railing with patina finish

Many customers request speciality finishes that don’t require painting. Depending on the metal, raw finishes can range from very shiny and modern as with stainless steel to deep rust tones found with Corten Steel. Carbon steel is the most versatile and can be waxed or clear coated to seal the natural graphic tones or can be treated to naturally patina.

From industrial mill finishes, rustic iron, blackened, polished, brushed and hammered, the options for metal color and textures are endless.  Most carben steel raw finishes are best suited for interior applications. Understanding color and texture goals, along with product end-use will help us guide you in making a final metal and finish choice.