Metal Finishing

Flawless metal finishing of our products is imperative. We take Great British pride in the finished look of everything we manufacture, because we want to delighted you with the end results. 

At Dymond Engineering we use several different types of metal finishing

Engineering Performance Coating (EPC) powder coating finishing

You can have your products finished in your chosen colour in our on-site EPC powder-coating plant in Devon, complete with iron phosphate pre-treatment.

Metal Dump Bin, Powder Coated Blue

EPC coating is a popular colour finish for metal products. It gives smooth uniform coverage which is robust and hard wearing and works brilliantly even on the most intricate constructions. Our full range of RAL colours offers you a very wide choice of finish. You can have conventional black or white right through to attention-grabbing yellow or shocking pink.  We can also offer the popular clear lacquer finish.

The process of powder coating applies colour to the metal in the form of a dry powder.

To prepare your metal components for power coating the material undergoes an iron phosphate pre-treatment which improves the bonding of the powder and helps inhibit corrosion.

Please note we can only offer powder coating for products that we fabricate for you.  We are unable to offer powder coating for single items, or for wheels or motor parts.

Chrome or nickel plate metal finishing to add a touch of class

We use chrome or nickel plating when you need to achieve a high-quality metallic finish for your products. Using our selected sub-contract plating services we offer bright, polished or brushed finishes, in either chrome or nickel.

This process uses electrolysis to coat a metal object with a thin layer of a second metal. It produces a neutral, reflective, lustrous, and chip-resistant finish that adds a touch of glamour and sophistication to even the most mundane components.

Please note we offer electroplating and chroming only for products that we fabricate for you. Because we sub-contract this service are unable to offer plating for single items, or for wheels or motor parts.

Our team can advise you on the choice of chrome plate or nickel plate finishing options for the metal products we produce for you.

Other metal finishes

For stainless steel, there are further finish options:

Mill finish – mill finishes offer the cheapest finish option. The finish varies from dull to mirror-like depending on the process by which the stainless steel is produced.

Brushed finish – bristles or nylon fabric create a brushed finish through a fine abrasive action which does not remove the surface layer.

Polished finish – a  polished finish is produced either mechanically using a series of gradually finer abrasives, or by a rolling procedure. The surface can be further buffed to give a mirror-like appearance which is referred to as ‘mirror polished’.

Other special finishes – can include random scratch patterns, swirls, circles, embossed textures, and various colouring and coating methods.

RAL is a European colour matching system which defines colours for paint, coatings and plastics


RAL Chart

Uncalibrated computer screens are not able to display the exact RAL colours extremely accurately


Metal Enclosure Powder Coated



Metal Trestle Table Legs Side View

Please use the colours on this website as a reference only – and talk to us about colour specific requirements before you order

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