BLUE - VERDE #11
Blue Verde # 11- New is a chemical solution that speeds up the natural aging process of Copper, Brass and Bronze and provides a beautiful Blue Verde Patina directly on the surface of the metal. This process does not require previous treatment with antiquing solutions. However, the metal needs to be cleaned and free of grease, oil, sealers, waxes and/or paint. Some specific applications include lighting fixtures, furniture, jewelry and other artistic creations and this process is especially popular for copper roofs and copper gutters.
A patina is a slow chemical alteration of copper, which produces a basic carbonate and it can form on pure copper as well as alloys that contain copper, such as bronze and brass. As the surface of exposed copper reacts with chemicals to which it is exposed, patina/weathering will start to take effect. Initially the color will deepen to a brownish hue. By year five, the greenish color will start to take form. By year ten the green will further transform to a turquoisish tone and finally by years 25-30, it will start to form its’ final light blueish color. In atmostpheres where the quality of air-born sulfur dioxide is relatively low, patina formulation may not fully occur for up to 14 years. In dry and arid regions, the same slow process can be true.
Triple- S’ patina solutions simply speed up the natural aging process and put a piece somewhere along the timeline described above. Triple- S just helps you get there faster! Ultimately however, if the pieces are left to continue their natural aging process, they will all turn the same color.
The information stated herein is based on information and tests we believe to be reliable. The accuracy or completeness thereof is not guaranteed. Since conditions of use are outside our control, user shall, before using, determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and user assumes all risk and liability in connection therewith.