Are you looking to make a bold statement with your outdoor furniture set, or do you prefer a more subtle look? The type of finish you choose for your decorative hardware will depend on the color of the door and the aesthetic you are aiming to achieve. If you want your hardware to stand out, opt for a finish that contrasts with the color of the door. For instance, black hardware on white doors or satin brass on navy blue doors. On the other hand, if you want your hardware to blend in, select a finish similar in color and luminosity to that of your doors, such as bronze rubbed with oil on cherry cabinets.
Polyurethane finishes for wood are synthetic coatings that are highly durable and water-resistant, making them the ideal transparent layer to protect wood. There are a variety of popular finishes for hardware and determining which one will work best for your application will depend on where this hardware is installed and the type of aesthetic you are trying to create.