Metallics encompass a multitude of mediums. These include a wide range of metallic paints, textures, foils and leafing products.
We offer copper treatments with a variety of patinas. A popular application is that of kitchen hoods. Nail heads can be applied to add more dimension. Other architectural elements can be enhanced, to give the appearance and feel of a substantial metal structure, where installation is not appropriate, the real metal is too expensive, or a material is not available. A true iron paint can be applied to most surfaces to create a rust, which can be toned with different patinas to achieve the desired color tones. When adding a patina, with a variety of application methods, a look of weathered metal is achieved.
Leafing or gilding comes in multitude of different metals, from 24 karat gold, white gold, platinum, bronze, copper, variagated, and a variety of colors. Leaf can be applied on exterior building details made from wood, stone, fiber glass and metal which take on the dynamic qualities of gold - its luster and color. Exterior leaf can be 100% gold - 24 karat, but to change the color to a paler gold, it is mixed with silver. To darken and warm its tones, it is mixed with copper. The addition of these other metals lowers the karat value of the gold leaf, which ranges from 9 carat (white) to 24 carat (fine gold). Gold is completely resistant to corrosion. An outdoor dome, building detail or statue will require a leaf that ranges from 96% to 98.5% in purity. Karats less than 23 are recommended for indoor use. We use only the finest gold and silver leaf on the market, from Italy.