Antiquing

Antiquing new or bright brass, copper, bronze or mild steel couldn’t be easier.  Look no further than here at Restoration Materials. We have a range of solutions to give you that antique look designed to aid your restoration projects, and can be used on many types of metal.

Our cold patination treatments are perfectly suited for a range of purposes. We particularly recommend our excellent Curator Antiquing Fluid. Capable of ageing brass, copper and bronze in minutes, our antiquing fluid is available in Brown, Black, Bronze and Old English Brass, and is ideally suited for antique restoration and used widely in the lighting and metal fabrication industry.  As well as brass, copper and bronze,  the black can also be used for antiquing mild steel, as well a imparting a dark grey colour to zinc.

Other patination treatments we offer include a rusting solution. This is an acid solution creating a red oxide rust on ferrous metals such as mild steel and cast iron.   Our Verdigris Solution produces a genuine green Verdigris effect by a chemical reaction with the surface metal. Use our Curator Pre-treatment as a degreasing agent to thoroughly clean your item prior to antique patination, then if desired apply a coat of our protective oil or a wax polish to your metal for the final finish.  Exterior items will require a suitable sealing lacquer after the antiquing application.

If there are any antiquing materials you would like that you can’t find here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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