Old-formula chemicals that react with the surface of metal or metal coatings to create colors and effects. Contains acids.
Traditional patinas are mixtures of chemicals that react with the surface of metal or metal coatings to create different colors. These are variations of old formulas that have been used for years but have been pre-mixed for your convenience. All of these patinas contain acids and will cause rust (orange color) on iron and steel. Not recommended for aluminum. Traditional patinas are for bronze, brass, copper, or over metal coatings, except for our Japanese brown. Japanese Brown, Darkening, and Green Universal patinas work particularly well on iron and steel. May be applied hot or cold.
TRADITIONAL GREEN PATINAS:
Jade Green Patina is a hot or cold patina for bronze, brass, and copper. If applied cold, the color develop into kelly green in about 12 hours. If applied hot, the color will be jade green when used with the Universal Black or Black Dye-Oxide Patinas. The finish should be protected with 2 coats of Clear Guard.
Light Green Patina is a cold patina for bronze, brass, and copper. Apply to a clean, cold (65°-70°F) metal. It will take 2-12 hours to completely react with the metal.
Mint Green is a patina for bronze, brass, and copper that may be applied hot or cold. This patina will create a beautiful green while in the full sun and is recommended when working outdoors on copper roofs and gutters.
Tiffany Green is a cold patina for bronze, brass, and copper. It may be used both indoors and outdoors. If used outdoors, Tiffany Green should be applied in the shade. Once the patina has developed it may be placed in full sun. Tiffany Green will create a bright orange rust on iron and steel.
Traditional Green Patinas are available in 8oz., 32oz., 1 gal., and 5 gal. sizes. Spray tops are included with 8oz. and 32oz. bottles. One gallon of Traditional Green Patina generally covers 200 sq. ft. An alternative green when working outdoors in the sun is the Vista Green Patina.
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Traditional Blue, Green Patinas
Light Green applied cold to copper
Tiffany Green applied cold to copper
Sculpt Nouveau patinas are pre-mixed, ready-to-use patinas that can be applied to metal or to a surface that has been treated with a metal coating to create an infinite array of beautiful colors and surface finishes. We offer three types of patinas: Universal Patinas, Traditional Patinas, and Vista Patinas. Each type of patina is available in a wide range of rich colors and may be mixed together with other patinas within its group to form different shades. The different types may be applied over each other or mottled around in areas to make the patina more interesting. Usual coverage is approximately 200 sq ft per gallon. All patinas are designed for indoor and outdoor use with the exception of Traditional Blue.
For more information about patinas, use these links to download a Patinas Overview or download detailed instructions on how to use patinas and other Sculpt Nouveau products.