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Linda Wong

As one of the co-founders of Vigorss, I have been deeply involved in the decorative stainless steel sheet industry for over ten years, gaining extensive knowledge of product craftsmanship. I enjoy approaching issues from the customer's perspective, so the blog posts can address many customer pain points. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest topics for the next posts.

Do you know what black stainless steel sheet is? This is a question that many people are asking these days. The popularity of black stainless steel sheets is increasing rapidly, and for good reason. These sheets have a variety of benefits that make them an excellent choice for many different applications. This blog post will discuss the production process of black stainless steel sheets, the different types available, and their various features and applications.

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Black stainless steel sheet

Polishing 2B finish stainless steel sheet to be mirror, hairline, satin, or sandblasted as the surface treatment and then coloring the surface to be black through several distinct manufacturing procedures produces black stainless steel sheet.

After that, an anti-fingerprint treatment may be used on black stainless steel sheets. The anti-fingerprint treatment is a surface treatment to make the black stainless steel sheet more durable and less susceptible to smudging.

Black stainless sheets can be further processed according to specific applications, such as welding, shearing, bending, etc.

Vigor Black Stainless Steel Sheet


Different types of black stainless steel sheets

Black coloring on stainless steel sheets can be made in three distinct ways: PVD coating, electroplating/oxidizing, and painting.

PVD Black

PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition where a physical vapor is deposited on the surface of the metal. This can be done in a chamber where the metal is placed in a vacuum and exposed to high temperatures. The molecules of the metal will break down and re-deposit on the surface of the stainless steel sheet, creating a black coating and other coloring options.

PVD Black Stainless Steel Sheet
PVD Vacumm Furnace

PVD black stainless sheets are very durable and will not chip or flake like the other two coloring methods. They are also resistant to corrosion and UV light, making them ideal for exterior applications.

Electroplated/Oxidized Black

Electroplated/oxidized black stainless steel sheet is made by putting a certain proportion of sulfuric acid, chromic anhydride, and water into an electrolytic tank. This will cause a reaction that will deposit the black coating onto the surface of the sheet. The coloring time depends on the grade of stainless steel, generally more than 40 minutes.

Electroplated Black Stainless Steel Sheet
Electroplating Workshop

Because the color of PVD black appears lighter than that of electroplating/oxidizing, some consumers prefer electroplated black.

VIGORSS two types of mirror black sheet
PVD black VS electroplated/oxidized black

Powder Painted Black

The final way to create a black finish on stainless steel sheets is by painting them, which involves applying a black paint or powder coating to the stainless sheets. This option is the least expensive but it also has the shortest lifespan because it can chip or fade over time.

VIGORSS Nano-painting
Nano Painting

Which black stainless steel sheet is best for you will depend on your needs and budget. All three methods will create a beautiful black finish on your stainless steel sheet.

What finishes of stainless steel sheets can be black colored

Mirror, brushed(hairline/satin), and sandblasted are the most commonly used basic finishes of stainless steel today. They can all be colored to be black.

Mirror Black Stainless Steel Sheet

The sheet surface is first polished to a high degree of reflectivity that results in a “mirror-like” appearance and then colored black, creating mirror black stainless steel sheet.


This can create a “mirror-like” effect that can make a room appear brighter and more spacious.

The color black is also known to have a calming effect, which can be beneficial in high-traffic areas or rooms with lots of natural light.

It is low maintenance and easy to clean.


Mirror black stainless sheet is a highly versatile material that can be used in a multitude of industries and applications. Some common applications include:

  • Architectural cladding
  • Decorative facades
  • Interior design
  • Automotive design
  • Consumer electronics
  • Aircraft construction

Brushed Black Stainless Steel Sheet

There are two types of brushing, hairline, and satin. Hairline, the same as the name implies, refers to a long straight line of parallel hair, including straight hairline, oblique hairline, and cross hairline. The most popular satin is No.4 satin, which is a short intermittent line like a snowflake.

After the sheet surface has been brushed, the black coloring will be applied after that, resulting in brushed black stainless sheet. In real-world situations, fingerprints may be left on the sheet surface quite readily, so after-black coating anti-fingerprint preservation is advised.


  • It’s durable and more scratch-resistant.
  • It’s easy to maintain.
  • It has low reflectivity.
  • It looks both elegant and stylish.


Some common applications for this versatile material include:

-Appliances: Black stainless steel is commonly used in the production of major appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, and microwaves.

-Furniture: It can also be found on many types of furniture including niches, tables, chairs, dressers, and more.

-Decorative items: This material is often used to create decorative items such as picture frames, clocks, and mirrors.

Sandblasted Black Stainless Steel Sheet

The unique finish of sandblasted black stainless sheet is created by blasting the surface with fine particles of sand, which gives it a matte finish with a very subtle texture. This process roughens up the surface of the stainless steel, making it more matte in appearance, which is often followed by anti-fingerprint processing.


What are the advantages of sandblasted black stainless steel sheets?

  • It is more wear-resistant than general stainless steel
  • It has a beautiful matte black surface.
  • It is a versatile metal that can be used for a variety of applications.
  • It provides a modern and sleek look to any application.


Sandblasted black stainless sheets have become increasingly popular in recent years for use in architecture and design. This finish is often used in applications where a more modern and contemporary look is desired.

Some common applications for sandblasted black sheets include:

-Exterior and interior architectural cladding

-Furniture and product design

-Interior wall paneling

-Retail store fixtures and displays



How to purchase black stainless steel sheets for your new projects?

When it comes to purchasing black stainless steel sheets, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

Stainless Steel Grade


First and foremost, you need to make sure that you purchase the correct grade of stainless steel for your project. There are a few different grades of stainless steel, and each one has its own benefits and drawbacks.

For instance, Grade 304 is the most commonly used grade of stainless steel. It has good corrosion resistance and is heat resistant up to 3000 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you need a stronger grade of stainless steel, you may want to consider Grade 316. This grade is more expensive than Grade 304, but it is also more resistant to corrosion and can withstand higher temperatures.


Black stainless steel sheets come in a variety of thicknesses, so you’ll need to know what thickness you need before making your purchase.

If you only use it for interior decoration, 0.8mm-2.0mm thickness is most suitable.

If you want to use it as a support plate, select a thicker thickness; however, the maximum thickness of PVD black sheet is 2mm because we must manually lift the sheet into the vacuum furnace and hefty stainless steel plate cannot be handled.


Wide varieties of stainless steel panels are available, including standard widths and lengths, as well as custom sizes.


1000 / 1219 / 1500mm or Custom-made


2438 / 3048 / 4000mm or Custom-made


VIGORSS is a black stainless steel sheet supplier with over 10 years of experience in the industry. We are committed to providing good product quality and services to our customers. Our goal is to be your one-stop shop for all your project needs.

VIGORSS workshop

We offer a wide variety of black stainless steel sheets in different product categories, including mirror polished, hairline, satin, and sandblasted finishes, plus embossed, stamped, and etched patterns. We also offer various thicknesses and sizes to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need one sheet or multiple sheets, we can provide you with the perfect solution for your project.

If you are looking for a professional and trustable black sheet supplier, look no further than VIGORSS. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services or request.

Maintaining Tips

Here are a few tips to help keep your black stainless steel sheet looking their best:

  • Wipe the surface with a damp cloth using gentle, circular motions.
  • Avoid using harsh cleaners or scrubbers, like a wire brush, which can scratch the surface.
  • Dry the surface immediately after cleaning to prevent water spots.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your sheets looking new for years to come.


Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post about black stainless steel sheets. We hope that you found it informative and helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us. We would be more than happy to assist you further.

Let us know in the comments below or contact VIGORSS team at [email protected] or call us at 0086-13715484114.

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