Classic living room with wooden armchairs covered with patina
Gone are the days when people hesitated even the slightest hint of the flaws and minor scuffs on the furniture or other interior items, today patina or artificial aging, is rapidly gaining popularity as an indicator of luxury.
Patina is a phenomenon that affects wood and metal in the natural environment. Items after the time change your appearance. Cracks, blackening, formed a plaque. That is, there is surface oxidation, and the process called patination. Subjects aged naturally had and have now a great value, respectively, and cost. Antiques to buy, not all have the opportunity, therefore, developed a technology of artificial aging.
Patina on the metal handle
Elegant antiqued cabinets gray-blue color
Example of patina applied to the tree
Materials and tools for patination
To create the plaque, inspired by antiquity, objects from almost any material. This tree, bronze, iron, copper, gypsum, brass, polyurethane. Having mastered the technology of the process of patination, a few hours you can own hands to create a masterpiece, visually no different from the art of antiquity. The aging effect can be achieved with a special set of materials and tools, and various technological processes.
The compositions of the series “Patina”. Paint is patina in various shades, which in a matter of minutes, oxidizes the metal. The product plaque, whose color can be green, red or blue. Such compositions are most applicable for wood, metal and plaster.
The easiest way to patina your hands – use acrylic paints, which must be in harmony. The product of the first layer of paint of primary colors. The next step is the brush of a different color (predominantly gold or silver) into its individual parts.This method involves the imagination and creative desires.
There are special kits for patination, which product is converted to the subject of antiquity. Processed wood, metal, ceramic surface, you have formed a greenish, copper, gold patina or fading. The main condition is to strictly follow the instructions that came with the kit.
Patina on mirror