common screw finishes

Common Screw Finishes

Resiliency and durability are critical when choosing the best fastener for your project. Because consumers depend on high-performance fasteners to provide decades of reliable service, you should select the coating that meets the needs of your unique application. High-quality coatings can add years to the life spans of the fasteners they protect.

Different Types of Screw and Fastener Finishes

At All Points Fasteners, we offer various coatings, including:

  • Zinc: Zinc is one of the industry’s most common fastener coatings for indoor and outdoor applications. It’s a cost-effective solution that prevents rust by combating moisture and humidity better than many other metals and alloys.
  • Polymer: Polymer coatings act as a barrier by creating a tight seal around the fastener. Besides offering solid levels of corrosion resistance, these finishes are ideal for reducing friction during installation.
  • Chrome: Chrome-plated finishes provide one of the most durable protective solutions against corrosion and wear and tear. Although chrome is among the most expensive finish options, few other alternatives compare to its aesthetics, surface hardness and ease of cleaning.
  • Nickel plating: Nickel-plating finishes deliver excellent wear resistance, corrosion protection and galling prevention. This option is among the most popular decorative finishes because it prevents flaking and chipping while helping reduce friction.
  • Bronze: Bronze finishes are versatile because they deliver solid corrosion resistance with excellent aesthetics. Bronze screws are also hard enough to drive without being too brittle to cause cracking in demanding projects.
  • Antique and bright brass: Antique brass finishes get their dark color from chemical treatment during manufacturing, creating a brown shade with golden tones that mimic vintage hardware. Bright brass finishes are popular for decorative purposes in cabinetry and similar woodworking applications. Keep in mind that most decorative coatings offer minimal corrosion resistance.
  • Black phosphate: Besides offering decent corrosion protection, phosphate coatings provide an excellent adhesion base for secondary finishing. Screws coated with black phosphate are most common for installing drywall in building and contracting applications.

DACROMET® Coated Screws and Fasteners

To provide our customers with the most advanced and innovative products, All Points Fasteners offers DACROMET® coated screws and fasteners. DACROMET is one of the market’s most advanced ceramic coatings, delivering exceptional corrosion, heat and solvent resistance.

As one of the most environmentally friendly fastener options, DACROMET offers four-way protection durable enough to provide long-term resistance to extreme weather and the elements for outdoor applications. Because of these characteristics, this coating is the perfect choice for roofing screws, deck screws, siding screws and similar products.

Discover More Screw Finishes With All Points Fasteners

If you want to learn more about which screw finish is most beneficial to your unique application, the experts at All Points Fasteners can guide you. We aim to provide high-quality, cost-effective fastening solutions to complete your projects quickly and accurately. Contact us online today for a quote or to request additional product information.