Brushing is a form of processing that results in a satin finish. This consists of a large number of more or less parallel scratches, which give in the typical satin effect. The satin finish can be achieved in several ways, namely: using metal wire brushes, using brushes with sisal rope, using brushes with hair and brush paste and using non-woven nylon, Scotch Brite®.

For multiple purposes

Brushing can be used for multiple purposes. For example, it can be used to make small scratches on the aluminium surface to create a stainless steel look. Very light bronze anodizing, combined with brushing creates a color is named Alu-Inox. It can also be used to make a semi glossy surface by using canvas brushes. The effect is a shiny surface with visible brush marks. Extrusion lines are partly removed.