The Importance of Metal Finishing

The Importance of Metal Finishing

The Importance of Metal Finishing

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Metal finishing provides several critical benefits for metal products. Foremost, it helps prolong the equipment’s lifespan by producing a durable surface finish resistant to rust and abrasion caused by chemicals, pollutants, and regular operation. In addition to the increased lifespan of the equipment, metal finishing can improve durability, reduce maintenance, and enhance appearance.


Most managers would agree that finished metal lasts longer than unfinished metal. The reason is that metal finishing increases the metal’s resistance to wear and corrosion. Additionally, a metal product or machine that has undergone the metal finishing process is more resistant to chemicals, abrasion, and other factors that can damage the metal because it has a lower reaction to friction and tarnish.


Generally, the surface of unfinished metal is rough due to the dirt and debris adhering to it. Metal finishing reduces this adhesion and contamination of the metal’s surface. Consequently, the metal finish significantly lowers cleaning time and repairs due to damage. Another benefit is that harmful chemicals that can wear down the metal are unnecessary to clean the surface. 


Improving the appearance of a machine, piece of equipment, or product is a significant benefit of metal finishing. Metal finishing offers multiple techniques, depending on the type of the material, to remove sharp edges, rust, imperfections, and debris to smooth the surface to a more uniform appearance. Processes such as metal polishing, glass beading, custom plating, or color application can be used for different textures and decorative aesthetics.

Since 2000, Enviro Tech Coatings has delivered quality metal finishing, painting, and coating services. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. If you would like a bid on a project, please get in touch with us at 989-495-0000 or visit

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