Metallics encompass a multitude of mediums. These include a wide range of metallic paints, textures, foils, & leafing products. We offer copper treatments with a variety of patinas. A popular application is that of kitchen hoods. Nails heads can be applied to add more dimension. Other architectural elements can be enhanced, to give the appearance & 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 a multitude of dofferent metals, from 24 karat gold, white gold, platinum, bronze, copper, variagated, & a variety of colors. Leaf can be applied on exterior building details made from wood, stone, fiber glass & metal which can take on the dynamic qualities of gold - it's luster & 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 & 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%-98.5% in purity. Karats less than 23 are recommended for indoor use. We use only the finest gold & silver leaf on the market, from Italy.