Difference Between Brushed Nickel and Satin Nickel | Brushed Nickel vs Satin Nickel

Summary – Brushed Nickel vs Satin Nickel

Both brushed nickel and satin nickel are terms that we use in “finishes”. The difference between brushed nickel and satin nickel is that the brushed nickel plating gives a lustrous appearance with a soft and consistent finish in one direction while the satin nickel plating gives a dull appearance if we do not apply lacquer on top.


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1.’14439445019′ by Mathew Smith (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr
2.’Conant Decor Satin Nickel Large Dial Thermometer’By Conant – Own work, (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Commons Wikimedia