Special Finishes

An extensive range of Special Finishes to give your design the perfect finishing touch

Ranging from beautiful interior design options, through to hard wearing finishes, our extensive range of high quality special finishes will provide an impressive, finishing touch. These special finishes are offered in addition to our standard finishes and can be applied dependent upon the product, substrate and environment.  When specifying your products online via our Selector Tool, for each item selected you will be offered the applicable range of finishing options to choose from. We can also provide invaluable Finishing Advice.

Our Special Finishes (click a thumbnail for larger previews*)

Designer Doorware Antique Brass Medium Special Finish
Antique Brass Medium (ABM)
A darkened, handmade living finish showing golden brass undertones when new.  Antique Brass Medium ages gracefully over time to enhance its provincial, unrefined character. Striking when featured in authentic, classic designs and applied to BellaCilla or Giulietta door handles and brings a rustic touch to contemporary designs with CuboQuad or Kali door handles.
Designer Doorware Antique Brass Dark Special Finish
Antique Brass Dark (ABD)
A blackened, handmade living finish with a rawer appearance compared to Antique Brass Medium, featuring minimal brass highlights when new. Antique Brass Dark ages gracefully over time to give a raw, unpolished appearance. Striking when featured in authentic, classic designs and applied to Bella, Cilla or Giulietta door handles for a traditional look, this finish brings harmony to naturally textured, modern interiors on Cubo, Quad or Kali door handles.
Designer Doorware Black Chrome Special Finish
Black Chrome (BC)
An opulent, dark, mirror finish with a black lustre and highly reflective properties that give a sleek, signature statement when incorporated into contemporary designs. Applied to door handles with bold, flat surfaces like the round G2010 pull handle or our sliding door blade pulls, Black Chrome provides a stunning, stand-out effect.
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Titanium
Satin Black Chrome (SBC)                                                                                  
A raw, black finish with an anodised metal texture and matt, satin appearance that enhances the grain of the substrate. Giving the effect of mild, black steel, Satin Black Chrome is a hard-wearing finish suited to almost any environment. Popular in contemporary, modern designs that expose natural textures of brick, concrete, metal, timber or stone. Also very effective on bold flat surfaces like Quad door handles, sliding door blade pulls or square G2510 pull handles.
   
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Macchiato
Florentine Bronze Medium (FBM)
A darkened, handmade living finish showing copper bronze undertones when new. Florentine Bronze Medium ages gracefully over time to enhance its provincial, unrefined character.  Striking when featured in authentic, classic designs and applied to Bella, Cilla or Giulietta door handles, it brings a rustic touch to contemporary designs on Catalina, Novanta or Zola door handles.                        
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Espresso
Florentine Bronze Dark (FBD)
A blackened, handmade living finish with a rawer appearance compared to Florentine Bronze Medium and minimal blackened bronze highlights when new. Florentine Bronze Dark ages gracefully over time to give a raw, unpolished appearance. Striking when featured in authentic, classic designs and applied to Bella, Cilla or Giulietta door handles for a traditional look, this finish brings harmony to naturally textured, modern interiors on Catalina, Novanta or Zola.
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Boron
Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB)
A dark, handmade living finish offering a rich, old-world look with tones varying from deep, chocolate brown to dark grey which may change depending on differing climatic exposure. Oil Rubbed Bronze gives a truly ornamental look to traditional or contemporary Neo classic design themes and is a popular, versatile finish that can be applied to brass-based architectural hardware in any design environment.
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Polished Brass Lacquered
Polished Brass Unlacquered  (PBU)
A timeless finish giving a rich, glossy, honey coloured appearance. The Polished Brass Unlacquered finish gives a gilded, statement look and is especially suited to traditional and heritage homes. Works particularly well with door handles such as oval Umbo and round Kimberley knobs, or Cilla and Bella levers. 
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Satin Brass Lacquered
Satin Brass Unlacquered  (SBU)
An elegant finish that displays a raw brass colour and brushed satin, monotone appearance. Our Satin Brass Unlacquered finish will give a subtle, background effect in modern, contemporary and minimalist design themes where rich colour is desired.  Looks particularly striking on streamlined door handles like Ema, Gabriella or Milla
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Polished Nickel
Polished Nickel  (PN)
A rich, mirror finish reflecting warm hues that is ideal for all contemporary designs. Substantial in depth of colour and gleaming in finish, Polished Nickel works beautifully to bring a touch of warmth to cool environments and looks impressive on all our sliding door hardware such as blade pulls, flush pulls and edge pulls, as well as a wide range of door handles and matching accessories.
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Satin Nickel
Satin Nickel  (SN)
A very popular European finish offering a rich effect with visible satin lines and warm hues that beautifully complement other architectural hardware finished in Satin Stainless Steel. Satin Nickel is especially suited to modern, contemporary environments with a sharp emphasis on the design aesthetic and looks stunning on our chic Duo, or the Bauhaus-inspired Lanex door handles.                                                                                 
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Satellite
Satellite (Matt Chrome)  (SAT)
A solid, matt chrome finish offering the look of natural, anodised aluminium with a similar effect to Satin Chrome but without visible satin lines. Satellite (Matt Chrome) gives a sleek and dense finish perfectly suited to modern, contemporary environments with a sharp emphasis on the design aesthetic, and works exceptionally well with our sliding door hardware for a seamless, yet substantial, finishing effect.
Powder Coated Colour  (PCC)
Hard-wearing and ideally suited to commercial and residential applications, Powder Coated Colour comprises a special finishing paint that is electrostatically applied for a durable, seamless finish. Two of our most popular options in this range are the Black ACE and Flat White coatings (shown). Choose from a virtually limitless palette, provided by quality paint brands Dulux, Interpon or Jotun. (When requesting a quote, just add a comment to let us know your colour selection).
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Satin White
Powder Coated Colour (Satin White)
For a simple, mono-tone statement effect, Satin White Powder Coated Colour accentuates your application with bright, clean lines.
 
 
 
 
Designer Doorware door handle special finish Electro Black Ace
Powder Coated Colour (Black Ace)
A dark, smooth and textured matte black finish that gives an impressive design statement to any door. A durable and UV resistant finish, it is suitable for commercial and residential projects. Applied to popular styles such as Kali, Lanex, Lodden and Quad, it adds elements of style to your project.

PVD Finishes 

PVD finishes are highly resistant to corrosion and abrasion, making door hardware surfaces especially durable.Designer Doorware offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all PVD finished items against tarnishing, flaking, pitting and discolouration for the lifetime of the product. Currently, PVD finishes are available in three design collections – Quad, Lanex and Kali lever handles.

PVD Gunmetal
Dark and strong with a satin-smooth texture, PVD Gunmetal fuses slate and graphite undertones in a contemporary hard-wearing finish. Modern, bold and understated, this finish lends itself well to projects ranging from mid-century to the ultra-modern. Clean, smooth and suggestive of satin, PVD Gunmetal is a tactile, highly touchable surface that is very hard-wearing.

Timber Stains

Select the right timber stain for your project to achieve the best possible result. We have introduced five specially formulated interior/exterior stains designed to complement the natural beauty of the timber, including Oil, Oak, Teak, Walnut and Charcoal. And if you’d like to stain to your own colour, just request the timber finished in raw. These are available on the new Monte Timber Collection of levers and are now also available on all our existing timber entrance handles. 

Raw
Lightly sanded natural timber gives a fresh look that can be left natural or ready for staining to your individual taste to bring life and warmth to a space. 

 

 

Oil
Scandinavian oil applied over the natural sanded timber which enhances and protects the grain of the timber. It is ideal for use on all our timber hardware products to preserve the condition of the timber, giving a rich sheen, semi-transparent timber color and applied to achieve the most natural appearance possible.

 

Oak
Highlighting the best characteristics of the wood, this light honey brown finish will enhance and restore the timber colour. A warm, semi-clear finish that gives away a very special charm and brings warmth to any room. The stain can be applied to all our timber hardware products.                                                                                                    

 

Teak
A tawny golden vibrant colour with dark brown and gold streaks.  The finish is formulated to retain the natural appearance of the timber and can create a feeling of being timeless and beautiful. The stain can be applied to all our timber hardware products.

                                                                                                                                

 

Walnut
A dark/medium tone generates a rustic appearance and transforms into a very expensive looking hardware. The chocolaty smooth and flawless finish gives out an authentic, sleek and stylish look. The stain can be applied to all our timber hardware products.
 

 

Charcoal
Bold and dark stain to evoke masculine style and provides a striking stand out effect. The Charcoal stain will create a dramatic look to a modern space. The stain can be applied to all our timber hardware products.
 
 

Our Standard Finishes

We generally offer two or more standard finishes for most of our product range, however in some cases standard finishes may also be applied as a special finish. When specifying your products online via our Selector Tool, you will be offered applicable standard or special finishing options to choose from.

Designer Doorware door handle special finish Polished Chrome Polished Chrome  (PC)
A cool, mirror finish that plays with the surrounding lighting to create an eye-caching effect that adds a highlight to any design application.  Polished Chrome is a hard wearing finish that endures most climatic conditions well, and as a popular and versatile favourite, can be applied to wide range of architectural hardware to enhance any environment. Creates a complementary match to Polished Stainless Steel or contrasting effect to Satin Chrome.

Satin Chrome  (SC)
A brushed, matt finish with a cool, semi-lustrous appearance and visible satin lines. An architectural favourite, Satin Chrome is very popular in contemporary design environments for a subtle complement, and can be applied to a wide range of our architectural hardware. Offers a slightly more tactile quality than Polished Chrome and gives a contrasting complement to this finish, especially when both are applied together in custom designs.

Designer Doorware door handle special finish Polished Stainless Steel

Polished Stainless Steel  (PSS)
A cool, mirror finish that plays with the surrounding lighting to create an eye-catching effect that adds a highlight to any design application.  Polished Stainless Steel is a popular finish that will give a statement look to entry door pull handles and cabinet handles.  Creates a complementary match with Polished Chrome.

Designer Doorware special finish Satin Stainless Steel

Satin Stainless Steel  (SSS)
A raw, natural finish with a brushed look that truly captures a product’s form and aesthetic qualities. Satin Stainless Steel is a popular architectural finish to give a seamless look to entry door pull handles and cabinet handles.  Beautifully complemented by Satin Chrome and Satin Nickel finishes.

*All finishes shown are for representative purposes only. Actual finishes may vary slightly in appearence from those shown.

Please note: Powder Coating Colours and Special Finishes take approximately twenty working days for completion. For advice and instructions on how to get the most from Special Finishes, please visit our Finishing Care page. Or, for further assistance, call us on +613 9300 8888 and talk to our friendly, specialist consultants or email us.

We can help you to create an extra special finish for your project! 

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Designer Doorware designs and manufactures superior quality door furniture and architectural hardware including door handles and knobs, door pull handles, sliding door hardware, door hardware accessories, door closers, locks, cabinet door handles, and bathroom accessories. Our products offer timeless qualities to suit a variety of architectural styles and budgets, with thousands of product options and combinations to choose from.

If you are looking for something extra special, our custom design service can create hardware to complement any commercial or residential project, no matter how unique your requirements. We regularly work with Architects, Designers, Developers and Builders on award winning projects of all sizes across Australia, Asia-Pacific and the USA. With know-how gained through many years of specialised design experience, a well-established international network and best-of-breed manufacturing capabilities, we can operate to short lead times and quickly deliver doorware and accessories anywhere in the world.

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