The Gratia Short Trough Planter melds seamlessly into any contemporary interior or exterior design. Our contemporary planters are available in multiple sizes and come with a recessed base to allow for casters.
Each of our trough planters have a lightweight yet durable fiberglass structure made to exacting standards. Our contemporary planters are finished in a variety of metals that will age gracefully over time and develop a soft patina.
Standard in-stock finishes available for our trough planters are Black Matte (Zinc), Bronze or Copper. You also have the option of custom metal finishes including Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Brass. Each of our contemporary planters can also be matched to any existing color of your choice. We offer all of our contemporary planters with Matte or Glossy finishes.*Please allow up to 12 weeks lead time for custom colors and sizes.
How they will age over time: Copper, Matte Black, Bronze, Brass, Cast Iron, and Stainless Steel metal finishes are all optimized for outdoor use and will age naturally over time. Certain factors of climate can affect the degree of change, for example geographic areas with higher salinity will accelerate the patina of the bronze and copper finishes. Matte Black and Stainless Steel will become more matte over time.
Glossy custom color finishes are recommended for indoor or covered outdoor use to maintain their hue. Prolonged UV exposure will fade darker colors over time; Lighter colors maintain longer but may still fade as well.
Drainage: For outdoor use it is sometimes necessary to drill drainage holes. In most cases, three holes are more than sufficient, with diameters from 0.25" to 0.5" inches wide. Any standard drill bit may be used simply space the necessary holes evenly around the bottom of the container. For indoor use, no holes or exterior saucers are necessary. For indoors, it is recommended using a container with a plastic saucer within the fiberglass planter.