• Welcome to

    Basingstoke Metal Finishes

My name is Jon Knight, before establishing Basingstoke Metal Finishes in 2010, I worked for several companies since the 1990s that dealt with various types of surface finishes. I have had a vast amount of experience with various types of paints over the years, for example cellulose, 2 pack, polyurethane, water based, enamel, etch primers, powder coating and aviation approved products. These are a TYPE 1, GRADE E, CLASS A chemical & corrosion resistant epoxy polymide primer and a 3m EC3960 structural adhesive primer. Both of these products do take skill to apply them properly, as the 3m EC3960 product has to be applied at times to a thickness as low as 1/1000mm. This is known as 1 micron. As you will see on my website, I have the knowledge to do many other types of finishes, which is the reason why I started Basingstoke Metal Finishes.

  • Case Study

    Piano Frame Restoration

    As you can see in the picture, this is an old grand piano which is being fully restored. Firstly, the cast iron frame was removed. I then fully stripped the old paint, and I then primed and repainted it with an acrylic gold base coat, then it had a final coat of 2 pack lacquer to make it shine. I also like to refurbish the brass piano castors, which can consist of unseizing the wheels and re-polishing them to look like new again. This can be a long process, but the end result makes it worthwhile. Piano castors can be very expensive things to replace as they can cost as much as £1000 for a Steinway Piano.