Adding a planter system is a fantastic way to transform your outdoor space into a lush oasis. The choice of finish for your planter system is a pivotal decision that will influence both aesthetics and functionality. 

In this guide, we'll delve into the benefits of our most popular finishes - Corten steel, powder-coated, special metallic colours, and our new exclusive finish – Magner.

Magner Finish Planters

As our newest addition, the Magner finish takes spotlight. Our Magner finish resembles the industrial T-wash finish but comes without the many disadvantages.

Magner Finish Advantages

  • Consistent and Handcrafted Aesthetic: The Magner finish offers a consistent appearance that mimics the natural look of handcrafted design. This results in a unique and artisanal aesthetic, adding character to your rooftop planters.
  • Longevity: Despite its distinctive look, the Magner finish doesn't compromise on longevity. It is designed to last, comparable to the durability associated with powder coating. This ensures a lasting and resilient finish that withstands the test of time.
  • Industrial T-wash Look: Opting for the Magner finish allows you to achieve the industrial T-wash aesthetic without undergoing the traditional T-wash process.
  • Exclusive RAAFT Finish: The Magner finish is not just any finish; it’s an exclusive Raaft finish. As planter system design and manufacturing leaders, we have ensured that this finish stands out from conventional finishes.
twash planter

T-wash Finish Disadvantages 

  • Unsustainability and Increased CO2 Emissions: The Magner finish process can contribute to increased carbon dioxide emissions. This environmental impact may be a consideration for those prioritising sustainability in their choices.
  • Extended Lead Times: Choosing a Magner finish may involve longer lead times in the production of planters. This extended timeframe can be a drawback for those with time-sensitive projects or immediate design needs.
  • Transfer of Corrosion to Clothing: As the Magner finish starts to corrode over time, there is a risk of the corrosion transferring to clothing. This could be a concern for individuals who frequently come into contact with the planters, especially in high-traffic areas.
  • Increased Maintenance Requirements: The Magner finish planters typically require more maintenance compared to some other finishes. The need for regular upkeep might be a consideration for individuals or businesses with limited resources for ongoing maintenance. 

Why Choose Magner Finish?

Our Magner finish combines all of the advantages of a T-wash finish with the exclusive Raaft manufacturing, resulting in a robust yet stylish solution. The Magner finish allows you to incorporate the highly sought after T-wash look without any of the disadvantages that come with it, making it a desirable option.

Magner finish planter

Corten Steel Planters Benefits 

  • Rustic Elegance: Corten steel, also known as weathering steel, develops a rusty patina over time, creating a distinct and rustic appearance. This natural weathering process not only adds character but also provides a protective layer, preventing further corrosion.
  • Low Maintenance: Corten steel requires minimal maintenance, and its unique weathering process eliminates the need for additional finishes or coatings. It thrives in various weather conditions, making it an excellent choice for rooftop terraces.
corten planter

Powder-coated Planters Benefits

  • Colour Customisation: Powder coating is a versatile finish that allows for a wide range of colour options. This customisation ensures that your terrace planters align seamlessly with your overall design vision.
  • Durability: Powder coating enhances the durability of the planters by providing a protective layer that is resistant to scratches, chips, and fading. This makes them ideal for rooftop settings exposed to the elements.
powder coated planter

Special Metallic Colours Planters Benefits 

  • Contemporary Aesthetics: Opting for metallic colours, such as sleek silver or bold bronze, can bring a modern and sophisticated aesthetic to your rooftop terrace. These finishes are often associated with contemporary design, adding a touch of urban chic to your outdoor space.
  • Reflective Properties: Metallic colours can reflect sunlight, helping to keep the planters cooler during hot days. This is particularly beneficial for rooftop gardens where temperature regulation is essential.
special metallic colour planter

Planter Systems from Raaft

Whether you are looking to add planters to your existing rooftop terrace or wanting to incorporate a new rooftop terrace to your property, it’s key you understand what challenges you may face.

From elegant to versatile and unique designs, see the countless possibilities available to you at Raaft – get in touch with our technical experts’ team today.