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Finish Information

Baldwin Estate Finishes

How to maintain Oil Rubbed Finishes 

With a wide spectrum of richly detailed, designer finishes, Baldwin stands alone as the finish leader. All portfolios are available in a variety of finishes and textures. Baldwin finishes are meticulously crafted of the finest materials. Coated with an ultra hard lacquer, Baldwin finishes are durable and resistant to the effects of wear and tear.


 003 Lifetime Polished Brass  Polished Brass 030  Non-Lacquered Brass 031   Lifetime Polished Nickel 055   Lifetime Satin Nickel 056   Polished Nickel 140 Oil Rubbed Bronze 102 Satin Black 190
Lifetime Polished
Brass 003
Polished Brass
Brass 031**
 Lifetime Polished
Nickel 055
 Lifetime Satin
Nickel 056
Polished Nickel
 Oil Rubbed
Bronze 102**
Satin Black 
 Vintage Brass 033  Satin Brass 040 Matte Brass & Black 049   Satin Nickel 150  Antique Nickel Matte Antique Nickel Distressed Oil-Rubbed Bronze 402  
Vintage Brass
Lifetime Satin Brass 044 Matte Brass & Black 
Satin Nickel
Antique Nickel
Matte Antique Nickel 
Distressed Oil-
Rubbed Bronze 402**
Venetian Bronze 
Satin Brass & Black 050* Satin Brass & Brown 060 Polished Chrome 260 Satin Chrome 264 Distressed Antique Nickel 452

Satin Brass & Black 
Satin Brass & Brown 
Polished Chrome 
Satin Chrome 
Antique Nickel 452*

White Bronze 492

White Bronze



Baldwin Lifetime Finishes


Baldwin's proprietary Lifetime Finishes in Polished Brass (003), Polished Nickel (055) and Satin Nickel (056), create a surface highly resistant to the effects of weather and normal wear and tear, including coastal applications. Baldwin's patented PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishing uses a sophisticated formulation of layered nickel alloys to create crisp detailing and brilliantly pure color. It interrupts the aging process and provides outstanding resistance to corrosion in even the harshest salt air environments. Lifetime PVD is covered by the Lifetime Finish Warranty, guaranteeing that your Lifetime Finish will withstand the rigors of time and weather to remain free of tarnish, pitting and discoloration.


Baldwin Living Finishes

Baldwin's Vintage Brass (033), Un-lacquered Brass (031), and Oil Rubbed Bronze (102), are "living" finishes that continue to change over time for those who appreciate the patina that comes with a well-loved vintage piece. Living finishes are natural finishes without any protective coatings. They are designed to change with the course of time and use. The finish might rub off on continuous usage and darken when not in use. This is considered to be the normal evolution of the finish. No two items with living finishes will be identical. Living finishes vary with time in color and tone, adding character and uniqueness.



Baldwin Distressed Finishes

Baldwin's Antique Nickel (452), Oil-Rubbed Bronze (402) and Venetian Bronze (412) are distressed finishes that are applied to our products to make them look older than they actually are. These artificially worn finishes can add loads of "old world" charm and character to your home.


Baldwin Standard Finishes

Baldwin standard finishes are metal finishes applied directly to the forged brass product. They are extremely durable and are designed for interior or exterior applications. In addition to the durability of the finish itself all standard finishes are also coated with a baked on commercial lacquer.


Please call 1-800-358-2469, or email with any specific questions about Baldwin Finishes.

*Hand-Relieved Finish Variances: Finishes may vary in luster, hue and appearance as a result of handcrafted variances in the final finishing step.

**Living Finish: Living finishes will vary over time.