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Markets Served


Enhance the look of table lamps, brass fixtures and decorative lighting while adding valuable protection with coatings specially formulated for the lighting industry. G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. has served the lighting industry for over 100 years so you can depend on our coatings for excellent performance and long life on solid brass, brass plate, aluminum and white metal. You also may want to consider highlighting your polished brass with our toners, a popular choice for quality lighting manufacturers worldwide.

Metal Maintenance

It’s easy to find G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. coatings protecting high profile metal surfaces throughout the United States. Banks, hotels, opera houses, theaters, historic buildings, cruise ships, statues, monuments, mausoleums and museums all depend on our coatings to maintain and enhance the metal surfaces on their buildings. Lincoln’s tomb, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, various state capitals and the Lyric Opera House are just a few examples of structures employing our coatings.

Musical Instruments

Whether it’s a large metropolitan orchestra or the local high school marching band, chances are many of the musical instruments you hear are protected by one of our coatings. We have served the musical instrument industry since the company’s inception.

Jewelry and Apparel

Buttons, costume jewelry, rings, key chains, fobs, buckles, chains, medallions, military insignia and religious artifacts all show up better when protected with G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. coatings. We have specially formulated coatings for sterling silver, gold plate, silver plate, brass, copper and bronze that enhance eye appeal with a great looking finish. We have a long history of providing quality coatings to the jewelry and apparel industries.

Metal Art Restoration

Hardware, watches, clocks, fans, picture frames, cash registers, statues, lamps, chandeliers, antiques and nautical instruments can all benefit from G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. coatings. In many cases, you will be using the same coating the manufacturer used when your antique was produced. That’s because our coatings today contain the same high quality raw materials we were using over a century ago. We have specially formulated coatings for sterling silver, gold plate, silver plate, brass, copper and bronze that look good and provide a long lasting protective finish.


To the discriminating collector and restorer, insuring the value of an antique asset depends largely on creating a the best possible protective finish. That is why many have consistently turned to G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. to get the job done right. Nikolas coatings have been utilized to protect high profile antiques throughout the world for over a century.

Fishing Lures

Wait until your customers see your lures finished with high quality G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. coatings. Obtain outstanding results on lead, silver plate, cork, nickel plate and plastic. Perfect for balsa and other wood lures too!

Nameplates, Signage & Trophies

Trophies, awards, plaques, medals, medallions, name plates and similar items look better and last longer when G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. supplies the coatings. Whether you’re looking at an Oscar or Olympic gold, chances are you are staring at a surface coated with one of our products. For sports, public service, business, education or other events, let your customers honor their stars with an award protected and enhanced by a G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. coating.