Patina (rusty) Metal Finishes

MetWood®'s rusty-looking, aged-metal finishes provide a naturally weathered & aged bare-metal look, with no leaching or bleeding and an instant patina that doesn’t take years to develop. 

All are suitable for interior and exterior use.

Click on the link below to see the full range of non-woodgrain finishes on the MetWood website. 

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    Metal Finishes


  • Durable - 25 year warranty on the underlying powder coating, 10 year warranty on the pattern
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Fire rating benefits
  • Structural strength
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Extensive range of finishes
  • Customisable
  • Repeatable
  • Flexible
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Warping
  • Impact & Scratch Resistant
  • Made in New Zealand
What is Sublimation?

The sublimation process:

  • A photographic image is printed onto a film using sublimation inks
  • The film is wrapped around an item coated in a specially formulated powder coating
  • A vacuum is applied to hold the film in close contact with the powder coating
  • In a high temperature oven, the image is lifted from the film and transferred INTO the depth of the powder coating layer (a process called sublimation).
  • The film is then removed.

The overall finish is governed by the combination of powder coat base colour, and the pattern and colours of the sublimated image. These can be mixed and matched to produce a wide range of patterns and colours to meet most requirements. We use photographic images of real timbers and concretes etc, which make our finishes as natural-looking and realistic as possible, and we have hundreds of finishes available.

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Natural-looking woodgrain finishes for interior & exterior aluminium architecture.

All the advantages of an aluminium product, with the warmth & beauty of wood.

Perfect for: Cladding, Louvres, Battens, Doors, Windows, Ceilings, Soffits, Screens, Awnings, Facades, Fencing, Pergolas, Partitioning

  • Hundreds of different finishes - we have a finish to meet your every requirement for timber, concrete, aged patina metals or brushed metal looks
  • Fully Customisable for most Aluminium (and steel) panels and extrusions, providing versatility in its uses
  • Lightweight - Aluminium can provide structural solutions to architectural design even for high rise buildings, and Metwood provides the appearance of a natural wooden finish
  • Fire resistant#
  • Virtually Maintenance Free
  • Non-Warping
  • Impact & Scratch Resistant - 300 times more mar resistant than a standard smooth powder coating
  • Eco Friendly
  • Stain & Fade Resistant*
  • Made in New Zealand with a 7day turnaround.

Warranty Available. Metwood is a two stage process of powder coating followed by sublimation.  Through our suppliers, we are able to offer a 25 year warranty on the underlying powder coating from Interpon, and a 10 year warranty on the pattern from Menphis.  Both warranties are subject to the specific terms and conditions of the respective suppliers.

*MetWood sublimates high-definition photographs of actual pieces of timber into a powder coating layer. This means that MetWood sublimated finishes exhibit all the natural variations of colour, grain and blemishes that are seen in real wood. It is possible there will be some shifting in colour over time, however, regardless of the extent of colour change, it won’t change in an ‘unnatural way’ so as to significantly adversely affect the appearance of the surface to which the product has been applied.

# Being a coating, Metwood doesn't alter the fire rating performance of a product, so when used on Aluminium, it can overcome many of the fire related issues associated with traditional wooden products, while providing the look of natural wood.
For further information please refer to our website or make a direct inquiry.