Hardscape Coating and Color Options

Paint or natural finish

Reliance Foundry offers a range of hardscape products in different colors for increased visibility, color contrast, and to complement surrounding design elements.


Cast iron tree grates and trench grates are available in black paint for versatile aesthetics that fit in with a range of infrastructure and landscapes. Detectable warning plates can be painted yellow for effective color contrast.

Prior to painting, iron castings are shot or sand blasted clean, ensuring they are free of oil and water. The paint used is a two-part, 100% solids paint. The two parts are mixed at the spray gun stage, just before it is applied to the object.

Painted surfaces have excellent non-skid characteristics that comply with current ADA and ABA guidelines.



Federal Yellow

All in-stock cast iron hardscape products are available for immediate shipment in black or yellow paint.

Note: Color swatches are approximations only. Actual coatings will vary in appearance depending on individual screen settings or printer type. Sample coatings for all standard colors are available upon request.


All Reliance Foundry hardscape products are made from premium cast iron conforming to ASTM guidelines, virtually eliminating any maintenance issues over its service life.

Cast iron products can be left unpainted with a natural finish. In its natural state, cast iron will develop a permanent patina that also works to prevent harmful pitting. For detectable warning plates, this patina also provides clear color contrast that follows current ADA and ABA guidelines. Non-skid surfaces have a measured coefficient of friction of 0.9.