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Fakenham, England, NR21 7AE
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Patination

Emerald Green with Light Detail

wayne mckinney

A very stable vibrant emerald green patina, with a light detailing and dark background. Genuine Chromium Oxide is the key colouring agent in this patina, it adheres incredibly well to the bronze with the right fixative and doesn't seem affected when heated even to a high heat. As with all pigment based patinations, the surface can easily become overloaded with the pigment and with chromium it tends to create an opaque solid colour very easily. A good even application of chemical and a dark base coat is important to help achieve a good contrast between colours.

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Subtle Green with White and Iron pattern

wayne mckinney

A foundry favorite and an absolutely beautiful patina for a smooth surface. It's a very complex patina to achieve outstanding results, it requires a lot patience and some very delicate brush work. It does have the potential for change over time, using the suggested base coat will definitely help. Also reducing the oxide on the surface will also help keep this patina stable. The key to achieving the watery depth, is to use the full range of colours and layers available, so starting with the bronze which should just be visible on high points, this is achieved but carefully cutting back the base coat. The reflective quality of the bronze just lightens the colours added over it, also consider the base coat as part of the palette of colours available and layering the various chemicals over both a stark black background and a slightly reflective background, it gives the patina a real diversity.  A smooth surface really helps and multiple layers of very thin chemical application. The thin layers of oxides are delicate and can with just one misplaced pass with the blow torch be scorched beyond use. 

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Strong Emerald Green Patina

wayne mckinney

A very stable intense green bronze patina. Genuine Chromium Oxide is the key colouring agent in this patina, it adheres incredibly well to the bronze with the right fixative and doesn't seem affected when heated even to a high heat. As with all pigment based patinations, the surface can easily become overloaded with the pigment and with chromium it tends to create an opaque solid colour very easily.

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Ultramarine Blue Patina

wayne mckinney

Very strong intense coloured bronze patina. We have tried a range of blue pigments and one in particular holds up very well, ultramarine blue. It adheres well to the bronze and doesn't seem to change its properties when heated. Its very easy to overload the surface with pigment when applying the main colour, the resulting patina will be monotone in colour and lends itself to flaking because of the build up of pigment and oxide.  

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Iron Green Bronze Patination

wayne mckinney

Naturalistic patterned patina, with iron and green being the predominant colours. The contrasting colours create a intense, vibrant surface colour and when applied in thin layers a real translucent depth can be achieved. The application of this patina is straight forward, the patterning is dictated by brush size and type and the balance of chemicals in the solution. 

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Orange Bronze Patination

wayne mckinney

Beautiful stone like patina, with intense orange tones and a blue green speckle in the background.  We have tried a range of orange pigments and have found that Chromium Orange Violet Pigment work incredibly well, adheres very well to the bronze and doesn't seem to change its properties when heated. The key to this patination as with many patina's,  is to be very subtle in the application of the main colour, the surface can easily become overloaded, leading to a dull opaque colour.

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Blue Bronze Patination

wayne mckinney

Beautiful deep patterned mesmerizing bronze patina. This is one of the most straight forward and effective patina's that can be achieved. The patterning is very subtle and with all hand formed patinations, the key is the subtlety of application and this takes practice. The informal naturalistic patterning can easily become opaque or clouded, by either overheating or overloading with chemical, one simple run can ruin the whole patina.

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Pink Bronze Patination

wayne mckinney

Very delicate coloured bronze patination. The key to this patination is in the application of the main colouring solution, a very subtle patterning can be achieved in its application. The patination is durable if well sealed and remains stable if well maintained. 

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Violet Bronze Patination

wayne mckinney

Very strong intense coloured bronze patination. We have tried a range of violet pigments and have found that Manganese Violet Pigment adheres very well to the bronze and doesn't seem to change its properties when heated. The key to this patination is to be very subtle in your application of the main colour, the surface can easily become overloaded with pigment and tends to become unstable and turn matt.

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