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Posted by Pohjavirta, on 2004-09-20 06:49:02
Hi, Do You know many good books about painting and patinating? I found one good one, but I am interested still patinating metals and other stuff. This book is more about painting smooth surfaces and they are easy to adjust to smaller set.
The Paint Effects Bible: 100 Recipes for Faux Finishes by Kerry Skinner
Posted by Nick H, on 2004-09-20 17:00:32
I've used paint to fake the look of aging and patination for props and sets, but recently I discovered there are patinating paints. I bought a rust kit. The paint has iron powder in it, and there is an acid solution that you put on which makes it rust. It is real rust, and looks more convincing than the sawdust and reddish brown paint effects I usually do. You can also get copper paint, and give it a green patina that looks real, because it is real. The acid solution would also work on real metal. I intend to turn my plastic compost bin into a bronze temple bell using this paint for the final finish.
Posted by lunni, on 2004-09-21 14:07:38
Now here's a fellow coyntrymans advice: go and find a book by Frans Nykänen called "Metallin värjäys" first published in 1922. There are some good recipes for patinating and coloring metals. It might be bit hard to find all the ingredients used in some recipes (or even understand what they really are...) and some might be highly dangerous. Find a copy, it's good fun anyway...;)