Wrought Iron Surface Finishes

natural black finish for wrought ironwork by Nigel Tyas ironwork

Natural black

Our favourite finish. This natural forge black is the most traditional of finishes for forged iron and displays the finest textures of the metalwork. The surface is heated & oxidised to produce the natural subtle black of handforged iron and then dipped in hot beeswax. As the wax cools it hardens to give a protective finish to the metal and can be left matt or buffed to a soft sheen. On larger chandeliers the metal surface is sealed with a protective clear satin lacquer.

* see additional notes below

light burnished steel finish for wrought ironwork by Nigel Tyas ironwork

Light burnished steel

A bright, more up to date variant of the natural black finish described above, again finished with a clear beeswax or protective clear satin lacquer coating. This finish looks stunning, particularly on some of our more contemporary curtain pole finials and fireirons. Not to be confused with chrome or stainless steel, this is a subtle, natural buffed steel reminiscent of a mid pewter colour.

* see additional notes below

* Please note - for curtain holdbacks, hooks, handrails and lamps that are in direct contact with fabrics or flooring etc, we use the lacquered finish as standard to prevent any possible transfer of wax. This may add a slight sheen to the metal surface. If you would prefer a natural wax finish, please let us know when you place your order.

* Tab-top and Eyelet Curtains - we also recommend the lacquer finish for curtain poles used with these type of curtains - please let us know your preference when you place your order.


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Nigel Tyas ironwork - Designers of wrought iron lighting curtain poles & fire irons - inspired by the creative & rural heritage of Yorkshire - Established in 2000.

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