Many stores can order Delta® faucets that are not stocked or displayed in the store. Ask the plumbing department manager or store manager for assistance with Delta special orders.
You also can preview a large assortment of Delta models in many finishes in the Online Catalog.
The finishes available vary from product to product, so not all products are available in all finishes. The Product Catalog section of our website will allow you to select a product, see what finishes are available for that product, and actually view the product in each of those finishes. Other than chrome, each finish has a two-letter suffix in the faucet model number. A summary of finishes and their two-letter suffix is below:
Arctic Stainless - AR
A glossy finish with icy tones
Black - BL
Black A glossy black powder coated finish
Bright Stainless Steel - ST
Shiny stainless steel; Chrome-like in appearance but not plated
Brilliance® Stainless - SS
A neutral, low-gloss finish
Brilliance® Polished Brass - PB
A high-gloss, vibrant gold finish
Brilliance® Polished Nickel - PN
A high-gloss, pale gold finish
Brushed Nickel - BN
A warm, muted finish
Chrome and Brilliance® Polished Brass - CB
A high-gloss, bright finish
Champagne Bronze - CZ
A warm, muted gold finish
Chrome - No suffix
A cool, high-gloss finish
Chrome and Matte Black - CS
High-gloss Chrome and deep Matte Black split
Matte Black and Brushed Nickel
Muted Brushed Nickel and dark Matte Black split
Oil Rubbed Bronze - OB
A dark, muted finish with bronze highlights
Peened Stainless Steel - PS
Similar to Brushed Stainless Steel finish, but matte textured center area instead of brushed
A warm, low-gloss finish
SpotShield® Brushed Nickel - SP
A spot-resistant, warm, low-gloss finish
SpotShield® Brushed Nickel and Matte Black
Spot-resistant Brushed Nickel and Matte Black split
A spot-resistant neutral, low-gloss finish
Stainless and Cracked Pepper Finish - SB
A neutral finish with cracked-pepper-black accents
Stainless and Chili Pepper Finish - SR
A neutral finish with chili-pepper-red accents
Stainless and Snowflake White Finish - SW
A neutral finish with snowflake white accents
Venetian Bronze - RB
A low-gloss, deeply warm finish with subdued highlights
White - WH
A low gloss, pristine white finish
A high-gloss Chrome and pristine white split
Aged Pewter - PT
Brilliance® Pearl Nickel /Brilliance® Polished Brass - NP
Brilliance Pearl Nickel Brilliance Polished Brass A product produced in a split finish with some components in Brilliance® Pearl Nickel and some in Brilliance® Polished Brass. This is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Brilliance® Pearl Nickel - NN
Brilliance Pearl Nickel A dull or matte nickel appearance finish. This is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Brilliance® Pearl Nickel /Chrome - NC
Brilliance Pearl Nickel Chrome A product produced in a split finish with some components in Brilliance® Pearl Nickel and some in Chrome. Brilliance® Pearl Nickel is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Matte Chrome - MC
Matte Chrome Dull or matte chrome finish appearance.
Biscuit - BS
Biscuit Biscuit powder coated finish. Biscuit is a warm, off-white finish often found on appliances
Brilliance® finishes, designed to not corrode, tarnish or discolor for a “like-new” look for life, are developed by embedding molecules deep into the faucet’s surface, creating a bond that is virtually indestructible with an incredibly reflective shine. This process is known as Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD). Delta Faucet Company was the first manufacturer to offer this patented process. Brilliance resists abrasions and discoloration better than traditional special finishes and, in many cases, better than chrome.
In independent tests using the harshest drain cleaners, the Delta Brilliance drain retained its appearance, while its competitors did not come close. Tested with over 100 household cleaners, the abrasion resistance of the Brilliance finish can even withstand repeated scouring with steel wool. A Brilliance finish is guaranteed not to corrode, tarnish or discolor for as long as you own your home. It can even withstand prolonged exposure to harsh coastal environments.
Delta's Brilliance® finishes are more durable than traditional clear coating. These beautiful finishes, which give your home an instant decorator look, won't corrode, tarnish or discolor. They are designed to look like new for life. The finish was tested against more than 100 common household cleaners. Brilliance will even withstand prolonged exposure to hard water or sea air.
Pin holes in a Delta faucet spout are usually caused by "dezincification," which is the removal of zinc from the brass due to salt solutions, brackish water, mildly acidic solutions and poorly grounded plumbing systems. When the zinc is removed, the copper is redeposited to these areas and the surface of the part. The redeposited copper is a weak mass that is porous and fragile.
If this has happened, you will need to replace the spout. To determine the spout part number for your faucet model, contact your Delta plumber or showroom, or e-mail us.
Traditional Polished Brass finishes were coated with a clear coating to inhibit tarnish. Over time, this clear coat can be broken or scratched with regular wear and tear, abuse or chemical attack, causing the finish to tarnish or the coating to peel. Unfortunately, it's not possible to repair the clear coat so you will need to replace any parts of your faucet that are tarnished or badly scratched.
Normally, finish deterioration is due to years of wear and tear, abuse or chemical attack. The finish cannot be repaired once damaged; however, you can replace many of common faucet parts where the finish deterioration is most noticeable.
To determine the parts you need, contact your Delta plumber or showroom. You can e-mail us for assistance, or call 1-800-345-DELTA (3358).