There are subtle differences in the beeswax and matt black finishes. The image of the 3 finials above shows the Thumper and Button in Beeswax and the Cannon Ball, in the middle, coated with matt black paint.
Matt black is an all over paint. It has a consistent finish that will wear well and not change in colour over time. It can be wiped clean with a damp sponge and is more suitable in a damp area than beeswax. The paint covers the iron completely giving it a uniform slick look and looks incredibly smart framing a window.
Beeswax is a natural wax that is applied to the metal as soon as it is forged, while the iron is still hot. Once cool, it gives the metal a protective coating yet has no colour. The result is a piece of ironwork with a very dark, luxurious ‘sheen’. It allows the natural colour and grain of the metal to stand out.
Feel free to explore the different finishes for our iron curtain poles and selection of finials. If you have any questions regarding the finish to suit you personally then please do send us an email or call 01473 487118 for more information.