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Reactivity Chart

The following Metallic Surfacers are reactive.  That is, the metal flakes in the paint will oxidize when treated with one of our Antiquing Solutions.  There is not much difference in the formula between the Patina Green Antiquing Solution and the Rust Antiquing Solution and as it is the metal that determines if you get a rust or patina finish you can safely use the Rust Antiquing Solution as a substitute for Patina Green should you be working with both Iron and the other reactive Metallic Surfacers.  The Patina Blue Antiquing Solution produces a strong blue patina and is the patina of choice for the very dark Blackened Bronze and Statuary Green Bronze Metallic Surfacers. 

The lighter patina green color on these dark metals frequently ends up looking somewhat gray or white (a look many like).  Customers frequently ask if they can mix the Patina Antiquing Solutions together.  The answer is that the color of the patina is directly related to the ph strength of the solution.  Mixing patina green and patina blue together will result in a ph that is totally different from either of these two solutions making the resulting patina color and/or reaction difficult to predict.  Customers have called to report great results and others have called with disappointing results.

Metallic Surfacer Patina Solutions Tint Solutions
Copper Patina Green / Patina Blue
Blonde Bronze Patina Green Burgundy Tint
Blackened Bronze Patina Blue
Statuary Green Bronze Patina Blue
Gold Patina Green / Patina Blue Burgundy Tint
Rose Gold Patina Green Burgundy Tint
Rich Gold Patina Green Burgundy Tint
Iron Rust
Platinum Patina Green

The following Metallic Surfacers are made with non-reactive metal flakes and will not oxidize.

Metallic Surfacer Patina Solutions Tint Solutions
Steel Non-Reactive Black Tint / Burgundy Tint
Pewter Non-Reactive
Silver Non-Reactive Black Tint / Burgundy Tint
Silver Blue Non-Reactive Black Tint / Burgundy Tint

Cobalt Blue

Non-Reactive

Real Metal Patina Solutions
Iron Rust
Steel Rust
Copper Patina Green or Patina Blue
Brass Patina Green or Patina Blue
Bronze Patina Green or Patina Blue

Note: On real copper / brass / bronze we often find that the Rust Antiquing Solution which is slightly milder then the Patina Green Antiquing Solution produces a more predicable green patina then the patina solution.  Frequently the green patina solution when applied to real copper/ brass / bronze can “burn” the surface and produce a brown or black patina rather then the desired green look.

 
 
 
 
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