Picture Frame Light Size Guide
Picture Frame Light Finishes
Classic and Slim-line picture lights are offered in the most popular finishes. The antique and weathered brass finishes are applied, then rubbed by hand to achieve the proper effect. For this reason, there are slight surface variations which are expected and desirable.
The highest quality solid brass is used in hand cutting the shades.
#61 Polished Brass finish is polished and buffed for a reflective quality. A coat of clear lacquer is applied to protect and seal the finish.
#51 Satin Brass is a matte, burnished brass, finished in a flat protective lacquer.
#56 Statuary Bronze has a translucent lacquer to give the shade a tawny metallic finish.
HAND RUBBED PATINAS
Finished patinas are achieved by coloring solid brass with an application of acid oxide. All of the oxidized finishes are protected with a finish coat of matte lacquer.
#71 Antique Brass is an oxidized finish, darkened, then partially rubbed away, leaving dark highlights throughout.
#91 Oil Rubbed Bronze is their darkest oxidized finish, its rich metallic tones are an industry standard.
#76 Weathered Brass is prepared leaving slight surface variations and lightly dipped to create a natural, aged appearance.
SMOOTH PAINTED FINISHES
Picture lights painted with finishes that most suit the frames they will highlight. All of the painted finishes are opaque. #1 Gold has the look of pale gold leaf.
#5 Bronze is a rich milk chocolate hue.
#31 Pewter is a matte gray, gun metal finish.
#81 Mahogany Bronze is a deep shade of brown, he darkest bronze painted finish.
TEXTURED PAINTED FINISHES
A two step application is used to achieve the textured finishes of these lights. First, a base coat of textured lacquer is applied, giving an uneven, distressed appearance. Then, lights are finished with a highligh coat of gold or silver.
#2 Wrinkled Gold or #42 Wrinkled Platinum results in an aged, old world look.
The two plated finishes give the classic shades a more contemporary feel and protects from surface marring.
#62 Chrome has a highly polished, mirror-like appearance.
#52 Satin Nickel is burnished after plating for a softer, matte finish.