What IS metal plating? It is a surface covering in which a metal is deposited on a conductive surface. Plating furniture is done to change the color and also improves corrosion inhibition, durability, and strength.
Metal re-plating is a technical process where existing metal plate is stripped and re-done in a new color/finish. There are several plating methods, and many variations. Metalizing refers to coating metal on non-metallic objects.