Architectural Hardware Finish Designations

Following are common finishes found on builder's hardware in the US. The first column indicates the BHMA number, the second column the old US standard number (if available) and the third column indicates the finish and base metal the finish is applied to. Finishes which have the same name (satin chrome) may appear slightly different due to base metal differences.

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BHMA         OLD US        Finish/Base metal
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602          US2C          Cadmium on steel
603          US2G          Zinc on steel
604          --            Zinc dichromate on steel
605          US3           Bright brass on brass
606          US4           Satin brass on brass
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609          US5           Satin brass blackened (antique) on brass
611          US9           Bright bronze on bronze
612          US10          Satin bronze on bronze
613          US10B         Oil rubbed bronze on bronze
618          US14          Bright nickel on brass or bronze
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619          US15          Satin nickel on brass or bronze
624          US20A         Dark bronze (statuary) on brass or bronze
625          US26          Bright chromium on brass or bronze
626          US26D         Satin chromium on brass or bronze
627          US27          Satin aluminum - aluminum
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628          US28          Satin aluminum (anodized) - aluminum
629          US32          Bright stainless steel - stainless steel
630          US32D         Satin stainless steel - stainless steel
631          US19          Flat black coated steel
632          US3           Bright brass plated steel
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633          US4           Satin brass plated steel
637          US9           Bright bronze plated steel
639          US10          Satin bronze plated steel
640          US10B         Oil rubbed bronze plated steel
645          US14          Bright nickel plated steel
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646          US15          Satin nickel plated steel
651          US26          Bright chromium plated steel
652          US26D         Satin chromium plated steel
666          US3           Bright brass plated aluminum
667          US4           Satin brass plated aluminum
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668          US10          Satin bronze plated aluminum
669          US14          Bright nickel plated aluminum
677          US3           Bright brass plated zinc
678          US4           Satin brass plated zinc
680          US10          Satin bronze plated zinc
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682          US26D         Satin chromium plated zinc
684          --            Black chromium on brass or bronze
688          US4           Satin gold anodized aluminum
600          USP           Primed for painting - steel
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