What is the difference between satin nickel and brushed nickel?

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The Satin Nickel finish is nickel plating on brass that has been lacquer coated and made to appear dull. Satin Nickel is sometimes referred to as brushed nickel. It is similar in appearance to brushed stainless.
Brushed implies the parts has been "Wire Brushed" and directional lines of abrasion can be seen.
Satin Nickel is electro-deposited on the part from a Nickel salt solution usually Nickel Sulfamate. The electro-deposit is "Satin" or "Velvety" in appearance and shows no marks or lines from abrasion. Satin and brushed are the same finish. Satin and brushed are the same finish.
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