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Coating & Finishes

Services Provided by Certified Enameling, Inc.

With over 70 years of continuous service in the architectural metal finishing industry, the team at Certified Enameling, Inc. has an extensive range of experience in the various types of services involved in this line of work.

Our capabilities are virtually endless, and we can process anything from small parts to skylights, extrusions, break shapes, panel work, metal roofs, column covers, curtain walls, sunrooms, doors, windows, and more. We carefully inventory every item we receive to ensure that at the end of the process you get back everything that you need to move forward with your project.


Our Services

Powder coating is widely popular for many reasons, one of which being that, as a dry-coat application, it does not require any period of drying during which volatile organic compounds (VOC) would be released into the environment. Powder-coated surfaces have a thick barrier and powerful protection against damage.

For a more striking appearance, many architects and designers choose two-tone color applications for their architectural metal finishing. Two-tone application requires special techniques to ensure that the final outcome is just right, as well as to avoid causing damage to one of the paints when applying and curing the other.

The application of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a coating on wire mesh and similar materials creates a powerful barrier against abrasion and corrosion without the risk of stripping or peeling. PVC-coated wire can be expected to last significantly longer than uncoated wire. Common uses include balcony and walkway railing, as well as purely decorative installations.

In many cases, our clients ask us to treat an item with a uniform metal finishing product. Other times, however, the customer prefers to leave a certain area of the object untreated, or to apply two or more different coatings to the same item. When this is the case, we employ masking techniques to guard the area against exposure and to ensure the desired result.

Through the application of architectural metal finishing products, it is possible to entirely change the appearance of a metal surface, creating a far more aesthetic and eye-catching look for a building. Metal finishing also serves to protect the surface from corrosion, abrasion and other types of damage, thereby extending the life of the feature.

In addition to applying a wide variety of different types of metal finishing products, we can also install rubber gaskets in the door frames and window frames that we treat. Well-installed gaskets can create an air barrier to preserve a climate-controlled indoor environment, as well as serving to create a sound barrier.

Chrome phosphate is the most time-tested system for pretreatment of architectural aluminum products. This is especially true for buildings that are located along the seacoast and in industrial environments where they are exposed to harsh chemicals. Chrome phosphate offers outstanding qualities of adhesion, film integrity and flexibility for the metal finishing layer.

One of the many services that we provide is to install fasteners and stiffeners on our clients' projects when specially requested to do so. By installing such components, we can contribute to the strength and stability of architectural panels or other types of building elements.

Unlike many metal finishing applicators, we offer in-house custom color-matching services. This means that you can get virtually any color for your architectural metal finishing when you work with us, and you will not have to wait through the costly delays associated with ordering custom color formulations from the manufacturer.

To learn more about our services and request a quote, contact us at (323) 264-4403 and speak with one of our experienced staff members.

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    I never write letters, but today I felt compelled. Recently, I have been working on the project from hell. Nothing went right. The land had issues, the city had issues, the client couldn't make up their mind on anything, my staff was stretched thin, we were over budget, etc... I can honestly say that the ONLY thing that met and exceeded expectations was the part of the work that was done by Certified Enameling. Your staff was great, the job was done earlier than I expected, and the cost was to the penny what you quoted. Now if we can just get everybody else on par with you guys, life will be good. Thanks Glenn and Adrian. You guys are excellent!

    ROGER D.

    So far the initial reactions from our client and designer are all good! Thanks for all of your efforts in helping us make this a successful project; I know it has been an effort on everyone’s part. Thank goodness we assembled a good team of vendors to assist us with this project. So we only have a few more panels to put through the process so we will bear down a little longer.


    I want to take a moment to truly thank Glenn, Adrian, Scott and all the staff at Certified Enameling. I've been in the property development business for 30 years and I don't think I can ever remember dealing with a company that gets the job done like these guys do. The quality in which they deliver their service is truly appreciated. When they say the job is gonna be done in 2 days, they mean it, consistently. If all of my vendors provided products and services like the guys at Certified, I would never miss a deadline. I can't thank them enough!

    JERRY C.

    Hi Glenn, and the entire team at Certified Enameling. This week marks the completion of our 4,000 panel manufacturing run for this high profile project. It’s been a hectic 3 months to say the least. I just want to compliment the manner in which Certified Enameling stepped up to the plate, and did whatever was required to keep CPS, and ultimately our customer on schedule for this project. You went above and beyond the call of duty, and we sincerely appreciate your efforts. I am confident that no other firm, or team of firms in Southern California could have accomplished what we just accomplished in such a short time frame. Thank you for being such a strong business partner, and helping CPS achieve our goals.


    I've been wondering for years why when I get a metal finishing job done with another company it takes so much longer than with Certified Enameling? I'm talking double to triple the amount of time. I don't know if it's their process, their staff or their experience. The funny thing is that their work product is equal to, if not downright superior to the competition. Recently I decided, I really don't care how they do it, I'm just not going anywhere else anymore. You guys define expertise in every sense of the word and have earned my business for life. One less thing to worry about. Thanks Certified Enameling.

    DAVID D.