The Satin Nickel finish achieves a similar look to stainless steel. To achieve the Satin Nickel finish, brass is satined, plated in nickel, and satined again by hand. Unlike Burnished Nickel, the satin grain is directional and uniform. The tool used for staining the brass is heavier than the tool used to Burnished Nickel, to create a more prominent grain. Satin Nickel is popular in high impact settings because it shows less wear (fingerprints) than other finishes.