Specialist coatings and treatments
We are providers of specialist metal treatments and coatings steel, aluminium, brass and other materials including:
- Hot zinc spraying
- Powder coating
- Shot peening and finishing with:
- Glass bead
- Aluminium oxide
Wear, scratch and corrosion resistant
Our PVD coating, developed by our partner Double Stone Steel, is an innovation in the creation of coloured stainless steel making the surface ten times harder and more durable in the process. This is produced through the process of PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) Titanium Ion Plating which improves the performance of stainless steel by increasing wear, scratch and corrosion resistance.
Our PVD coating colours can be applied to all grades of stainless steel sheets and profiles. Sheets can be etched and two colours can be applied to a single sheet to give a two-tone finish.
Our PVD coating can also be applied to small fittings. We can supply proprietory fittings or take customer’s own stainless steel fittings to treat with PVD coating to any colour of your choice. We also work with suppliers and manufacturers in enhancing existing product ranges with additional colour selections.
Materials, finishes and coatings
Stainless steel Architectural Mesh is a strong and relatively lightweight product specified for interior and exterior applications
See a range of designs, PVD colourways and ways to use mesh here.
PVD coloured stainless steel
PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coloured stainless steel is a sustainable alternative to anodising and electro-coating both of which involve chemical baths. PVD coloured stainless steel is created through the use of heat and gas and produces no waste products.
Stainless steel can be folded after PVD colouring without cracking or fissuring.
Textured stainless steel
Textured stainless steel brings another dimension to specifying PVD coloured stainless steel. The range of embossed, surfaces provide tactile qualities as well as reflecting light in subtle ways which add to the creative possibilities when designing with this material.
Contact Andrè via [email protected] to ask about textured stainless steel.
Cor-ten or, or weathering steel, is designed to develop a rusty patina, be corrosion-resistant and, of course, not need painting or touching up.
John Desmond Ltd have formulated a specialised method of accelerating the development of the patina. This means that fabrication can be carried out in this material and yet meet commercially viable timescales.
Contact Alex via [email protected] to ask about patinated brass for your project.
Left untouched, all brass would develop into patinated brass. However ready-patinated brass created by John Desmond Ltd already has an aged, richly-toned surface and is stabilised in appearance with the application of a natural sealant.
Contact Alex via [email protected] to ask about a Cor-ten finish for your project.
Blackened stainless steel
The blackening of stainless steel actually increases its corrosion-resistance however is mostly specified for its gleaming appearance not easily achieved through other methods.
See how blackened stainless steel has been used to create a dramatic staircase at Google headquarters
Marron Powder Coat
The powder coat colour Marron is an interesting extension to the range of metal finishes as it has a bronze, metallic appearance. It is a cost-effective way to achieve a bronze look for items such as planters.
Contact Alex via [email protected] to ask about Marron powder coat for your project .
Vibration stainless steel
Vibration finish stainless steel is a versatile finish for stainless steel being non-directional and relatively un-reflective. It is one of a range of finishes on stainless steel offered by John Desmond Ltd.
Shot-peened stainless steel
Shot-peening, also known as sand-blasting, increases the longevity of steel and is commonly used for aeronautical components. However it also has an interesting and versatile non-directional appearance and is consequently specified for its aesthetic as well as its relative non-reflectancy.
Enquire to John Desmond Ltd about specifying shot-peened steel and stainless steel [email protected]
Aluminium is a lightweight and corrosion-resistant material and through the process of anodising can be transformed into a range of coloured finishes.
The laser-cutting of stainless steel combined with PVD colouring and V-grooving provides a multitude of creative possibilities for interior and exterior applications.
V-grooved and folded in PVD and specialist finish stainless steel
V-Grooving and folding of PVD, specialist finish and laser-cut stainless steel further adds to the range of possibilities for creating very finely crafted and intricate metalwork, screens, cladding and profiles.
V-grooving and folding enables sharp bends to be created. The folds can be so tight as to give the impression of being solid bar material whilst being lighter, less expensive and easier to work.
PVD coated coloured stainless steel standard colours
PVD Availability and Suitability
PVD coloured stainless steel is available in all colours and finishes as sheet material see sizes.
PVD coloured stainless steel is suitable in all colours and finishes for interior use.
Use filters to check suitability of PVD for profiles and exterior use.
Almond Gold – Vibration
Almond Gold – Sandblasted
Almond Gold – Hairline
Almond Gold – Mirror
Almond Gold – Brush
Royal Gold – Sandblasted
Royal Gold – Vibration
Royal Gold – Hairline
Royal Gold – Mirror
Royal Gold – Brush
Brass – Vibration
Brass – Sandblasted
Brass – Hairline
Brass – Mirror
Brass – Brush
Bronze – Vibration
Bronze – Sandblasted
Bronze – Brush
Bronze – Hairline
Bronze – Mirror
Copper – Vibration
Copper – Sandblasted
Copper – Hairline
Copper – Mirror
Copper – Brush
Rose Gold – Vibration
Rose Gold – Sandblasted
Rose Gold – Hairline
Rose Gold – Mirror
Rose Gold – Brush
Chocolate – Vibration
Chocolate – Sandblasted
Chocolate – Hairline
Chocolate – Mirror
Chocolate – Brush
Vegas Gold – Vibration
Vegas Gold – Sandblasted
Vegas Gold – Hairline
Vegas Gold – Mirror
Vegas Gold – Brush
Champagne – Vibration
Champagne – Sandblasted
Champagne – Hairline
Champagne – Mirror
Champagne – Brush
Chrome – Vibration
Chrome – Sandblasted
Chrome – Hairline
Chrome – Mirror
Chrome – Brush