Finish Options Overview Features Building Code Finishes Installation Choosing the right finish for your spiral stair provides the necessary protective layer for outdoor applications but also allows you to customize your stair to fit your taste.Salter Spiral Stair provides powder coated options for aluminum and steel stairs to match any color that appears on the Pantone perfect spectrum or RAL color matching systems. We value your ability to make your stair truly unique to your home design. Just take a look at our sample of most popular custom colors below. For more options, preview the plethora of custom colors available on either Pantone or RAL color libraries. Our Most Popular Finish Color Options Black White Steel Gray Pearlescent Faux Stainless Steel* Bronze Bronze Pearlescent Almond Download Salter Spiral Stair color options brochure Salter Stair Powder Coat Options * For a stainless steel look that weathers the outdoors far better than stainless steel, we recommend our popular faux stainless steel stair option which is our Powder Coated Aluminum spiral stair with a Silver Metallic (T353-GR06) powder coat. Powder Coated Steel Finish Our Steel powder coating is a very high end finish that cannot be matched by any home spraying system. It starts with a 5 step wash process which thoroughly cleans the steel using a mix of high pressure water, heat, and special combination rinses that prepare the steel for the finish it is about to receive. This process is superior to sandblasting which will never truly remove all the dirt and other particles on the stair; we know this from over 35 years of experience with spirals trying different processes. We then spray the powder onto the stair which is promptly put into a specialty high temperature oven to ensure the powder is baked on properly. All of our stairs are then hand checked to ensure the quality of the finish. This is the ultimate in finishes and a true professional process. Any color in the world can be matched, but we also offer stock and semi-custom colors. Available Finishes Classic Steel Black Finish Black White Powder Coat Options Powder Coated Aluminum Finish Our aluminum powder coating is the same quality of finish that the steel powder coating has, but with a different process. We have developed throughout the last thirty years an exclusive process in which we prepare the aluminum using a proprietary process. This process is superior to sandblasting because it completely removes everything from the surface; we know this from over thirty years experience trying different processes with spirals. We then spray the powder onto the stair which is promptly put into a specialty high temperature oven to ensure the powder is baked on properly. All of our stairs are then hand checked to ensure the quality of the finish. This is the ultimate in finishes and a true professional process. Any color in the world can be matched, but we also offer stock and semi-custom colors. Available Finishes Aluminum Deck Almond Finish Black White Powder Coat Options Hot-dip Galvanized Steel Another option for our steel stairs is hot-dip galvanizing. This process ends up with an industrial gray finish, that some customers are looking for, which actually bonds the steel to the zinc alloy. You can paint the galvanizing at your home if you properly prepare the surface and use the correct paint. The hot-dip galvanizing process uses a multi-step process to prepare the steel and our particular stairs are done with a very high quality of care. We use a hot alkali solution, then a dilute acid solution, and finally dipped in flux or a heated bath of Zinc Ammonium chloride solution which ensure that all the rust, great, paint, oil, etc. is completely removed. All those cleaning steps ensure that a proper bond can occur between the steel and zinc alloy dipping process which chemically bond the zinc protection to the steel for a durable outdoor staircase. We then hand check each individual piece for quality and ensure no sharp edges are left from the galvanizing dip. Available Finishes Galvanized Steel Finish Industrial Grey Painted Primer Finish This primer finish is included in the cost of all our stairs. We use a very high quality primer that will prepare the stair for paint to be applied once it is installed. We offer this in light gray or black depending on which color you plan on painting the stair. In some instances customers who do not plan on using the stair very often or it is installed in a place where it is not seen actually leave the primer as the only paint coat due to its high quality. We often hear that people think our primer is all they need once they see it and depending upon where and how often it is used. Available Finishes Black Grey How to Finish Your Spiral Stair Choosing Spiral Stair Finishes The last thing done to your stair, typically during the manufacturing process, should also be what makes it stand out in terms of color and stand up in terms of durability the most. The finalizing nature of that thing is even in the name, the “finish.” Giving a stair a finish provides you with the assurance that it will be preserved against several of the adverse elements of time. Essentially, finishing is a way of protecting your investment. To make sure that protection operate as it should, both in terms of pleasing looks and the protective aspect, it’s to your benefit to take the time and pick the right kind of material and finish combination. Why Finish Your Stairs? As mentioned, finishing gives your stair an armor that protects it against adverse elements to help it last. In most case, when we think of finishing, we’re thinking in terms of how to protect your outdoor stair application. The right finish gives your stair the toughness it needs to stand up to outdoor elements such as salt air, all kinds of precipitation and other causes of moisture in the air, sunlight, and even pollution levels. All of these factors can corrode and damage your stair if it isn’t treated and finished correctly, so make sure to look at what your stair manufacturer offers in terms of finishing and protecting your stair and investment before purchasing from them. A Custom Aesthetic An additional benefit to picking a stellar finish for your stair is that you can make your stair any color you can think of. That makes it a lot easier to match your stair to your existing décor and create an overall feel and theme to your space. There are standard colors, black and white, that act as default choices for some finishes. And these two colors are easy to match to many styles and designs. But if you want something a little more custom and personalized then these two options obviously won’t do. So you want a stair manufacturer equipped to give you that option of a unique color or colors. If that’s a desirable option, then taking the time to plan out your color scheme in detail is a worthwhile pursuit. Follow these basic guidelines and finding the right finish for your needs to make your stair beautiful and last should be a simple matter. 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