Secondary Finishes

Finishing is the last step of the metal fabrication process. Various types of secondary finishing improve the appearance or enhance the physical properties of a completed product. As part of our commitment to offering complete turnkey solutions, Marco Specialty Steel complements its in-house fabrication capabilities with a range of metal finishing options. Based in Houston, TX, we offer fast and convenient service to clients around the country.

Metal Polishing

Polishing is one of the most popular industrial metal finishing services we offer. Stainless steel, aluminum and other materials can all be polished to varying degrees of smoothness. Options we offer range from rough grinding to remove burrs to fine polishing to create a mirror finish.

Powder Coating

Powder coating is another metal finishing option commonly found on architectural and structural products. It’s an increasingly popular custom metal finishing option because of its low cost, fast turnaround, excellent corrosion resistance and extensive color possibilities.

Powder coating is VOC-free and overspray is recycled, leading to less waste. As a result, powder coating is an environmentally-friendly alternative to other metal finishing processes.

PVC Coating

PVC coating involves dipping the finished part in a liquidized plastic and letting it cure in a special oven, where it hardens and fuses to the metal surface. PVC coating allows for a range of color and thickness options, making it extremely versatile for use in different industrial applications. A PVC dip-coated product will offer resistance to corrosion as well as insulation from both extreme temperatures and electrical currents.

Hot Dip Galvanizing

Hot dip galvanization is a process in which a bare metal part is submerged in molten zinc, creating a permanent outer layer that’s strong and corrosion-resistant. It is one of the best metal finishing processes for wire mesh and other industrial components that must be able to withstand the harshest conditions.

MEBAC® Slip-Resistant Coating

MEBAC is a secondary metal finish that’s widely used in bar grating and other steel products. Its unique application process involves metalizing aluminum oxide grit particles onto a steel substrate. MEBAC offers superior slip resistance as well as durability and meets the 0.60 COF floor requirements set out by many municipal safety codes.

Marco Specialty Steel offers five different MEBAC options for use in everything from high-traffic industrial applications to swimming pools and other environments where a more comfortable surface is desired.

Choosing a Metal Finishing Option

Our extensive in-house capabilities provide secondary finishing options for all custom-fabricated metal parts. Making an informed decision requires a careful consideration of the specific properties your product needs to achieve, as well as your budget and timeline.

Marco is a full-service metal fabrication and finishing company located in Houston, TX. Let us help you determine the best finishing option for your project. Use the form on this page to get in touch with a representative and start exploring your options.