Natural Patinas on non-ferrous metals are often created through exposure to weathering. This can result in a deterioration of the bronze surface which can be remedied via the application of an artificial patina.
A diverse variety of finish can be achieved through artificial patination, where hot or cold chemicals are applied to the bronze, creating a thin layer of controlled corrosion that produces a wide range of colours and surface texture.
Cosmetic Patinas are applied with non-corrosive pigmented waxes, which can be polished to beautiful effect. Painting and plating are other options, with casts plated in a variety of metals, including Chrome, Silver, Gold, Nickel and Copper.