The Surface Treatment of Architectural Metal Mesh

SHUOLONG wire mesh manufactures most products in mill finish condition. To better serve our clients, we have researched a number of secondary finishes that work well with woven wire mesh for both interior and exterior architectural applications, We can assist in the early design stage by identifying appropriate raw materials and establishing a specification that will produce the desired final finish.


Anodizing is an electrolytic pessivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts.

2. Spraying Painting

Spraying painting technology makes metal meshes have more color selection for colors fit the whole decoration style to be concerted.

3. Powder Coating

Powder coating is an economical and easy method for wire mesh surface treatment, it can easily make wire mesh any colors, at the same time fully protecting the mesh.

4. Passivation of stainless steel 

In terms of aesthetics and corrosion resistance, stainless steel has all the right characteristics to make for beautiful wire mesh. However, stainless steel looks and performs its best when it is clean. The chromium content in stainless steel combines with oxygen in the air to create a natural passive chromium oxide layer. The chromium oxide layer protects the material from further corrosion. Contaminants of various kinds inhibit this passive oxide layer from developing to its fullest ability leaving the material susceptible to attack. A nitric or citric acid process (passivation) enhances the formation of this oxide layer allowing the stainless steel surface to be in an optimal “passive” state.

5. Antique plated finish

It can really bring out the texture of a woven wire mesh in ways that other coatings cannot. The thin points of the wire mesh but rather highlights it. The antique plated finish process introduces a dark oxide layer over the top of the bright plated alloy. Then, visual depth is created by physically relieving the high points of the wire mesh allowing the bright plated alloy to show through. A thin layer of lacquer is applied after plating to help preserve the finish from further tarnishing.

6. Decorative Plating

Decorative plating is an electrodeposition process where a thin layer of brass, nickel, chrome, or copper is deposited on the wire mesh surface.

Post time: Dec-10-2021