Custom Metal Finishing

Polished Metals offers top-of-the-line metal finishing for a wide variety of metals and an even wider variety of industries. We pride ourselves on offering a superior finish that is consistent time and time again. With that, we also guarantee a uniform product each time, every time. Learn more about our metal finishing options below:

custom metal finishing

What is Metal Finishing?

Metal finishing is the process of changing the surface of an object, for the purpose of improving its appearance and/or durability. Metal finishing can alter or improve the appearance of a wide variety of metals to make them more suitable for different applications – whether that be strictly aesthetic or otherwise. 

Polished Metals’ Metal Finishing Options

Below are a few of our most popular metal finishes. If you don’t see the finish you’re looking for, please reach out to one of our experts. You can also find a comprehensive list of our metal types by clicking here.

 #8 Mirror Finish

The #8 Mirror finish is considered the industry standard for a highly reflective, mirror appearance. The surface produced is bright and highly reflective and is virtually free of grit lines, though at certain angles some are still visible. This particular finish is often used in elevators and escalators.

#8 Super Mirror Finish, or Non-Directional Mirror Finish

The #8 Super Mirror Finish is a highly specialized finish that is completely free of grit lines, achieving the perfect mirror finish. This particular finish is only applied to stainless steel sheets for use in architecture and design projects.

#7 Prebuff Finish

The #7 Prebuff finish is a reflective finish produced by buffing a surface that has first been finely ground, but grit lines are not removed through the final buffing process. This particular finish is most often applied to 304 Stainless Steel for use across a wide range of industries

Custom Metal Finishing Inquiries

Polished Metals is known throughout the world for our best-in-class metal finishing. Our extensive inventory of metal types and our level of customer service from order to delivery are unsurpassed in the industry. 

 If you don’t see the finish you’re looking for, please reach out to one of our experts. We can produce custom finishes and in most cases, we can match any samples you provide. If you have any questions about a particular finish, please reach out to us!


“Plain and simple, we could not do what we do nearly as well without the consistent quality and support that we get from the entire team at Polished Metals Ltd. Your metal is top-notch, and the service that we get from David and Mary is even better! Our team has always enjoyed working with you guys, and we look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”

Architecture and Design

“I have worked with Polished Metals periodically throughout my 18 year carrier in the custom metal fabrication industry. They have been a consistent, reliable vendor for me both in regards to informational needs and as a product supplier. Quotes are often required to be turned around by me very quickly and Bob Gunther at Polished Metals sends me pricing and lead-times extremely fast. Our product arrives when we are told it will and if there are any delays (which does not happen often) we are informed ahead of time, which is appreciated. Product arrives undamaged and is of good quality 99% of the time and when there is an issue with damage or defects Polished Metals responds quickly and makes things right quickly. I highly suggest using Polished Metals for your quality metal needs.”

Architecture and Design

“Mary, It has been a pleasure working with you over several years. A fabricator is only as good as his suppliers, that is why we worked with you. You are one of the best in the industry.”

Architecture and Design

“When it comes to metal companies there are loads of companies that talk a good game, but Jay Isherwood from Polished Metals helps you make it happen. Polished Metals has offered us a great service with unparalleled consistency and amazing quality control. He has given us the confidence we needed to make an accurate timetable with our clients and each time, delivered as promised. Looking forward to the next project and working together again, thank you.”

Architecture and Design

“Our company produces and installs complex high-end projects in New York City. Procuring the materials for projects like the Edge Observation Deck at Hudson Yards can be extremely involved. Polished Metals exceeded our requirements for all our architectural metal needs on this and many other demanding NYC projects. Over the years they have provided everything from raw material to complex fabricated components for our installations. The key to our relationship has been outstanding communication and trust. As anyone in the construction industry knows things can change in an instant, how a company responds to those changes is critical. Mary and the whole team at Polished Metals have shown that they not only respond but have come through for us time and again.”

Architecture and Design

“Working with Polished Metals is always a pleasurable and exceptionally professional experience. Their range of capability is nearly limitless and in the fabrication industry they are extremely helpful in making sure a top quality product is delivered every single time. The sales team is nothing short of professional, they are very knowledgeable of the industry and they deliver top shelf service every time. Material range is everything we could need and they are surely a top choice when it comes to purchasing material for a project, large or small. If you want a top quality product and an enjoyable experience in receiving it, choose Polished Metals!”

Architecture and Design

“Polished Metals has been a Preferred Vendor of ours for over a decade. Our corporate philosophy dictates that we have Alternate or Secondary Supplier for all product, with the exception of #8 Mirror Polished Stainless Steel. We’ve tried to qualify other suppliers to no avail, as none of them can compete in any of the critical categories. The Customer Support provided by Bob Gunther cannot be replicated, pricing is fair, delivery is always on-time and quality is fantastic. As the Corporate Purchasing Manager for the last 7 years, not once have I had a negative experience with Polished Metals. I can’t say enough good things about them.”

Architecture and Design

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