Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Bible needed: patina


#1

hello all,

I’m looking for the one must have book on producing patina on
metals. not much of a chemist yet, so I need a good reference in my
library.

thanks, and have a great weekend.

Jim


#2

The bible for patina is:

The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals by Richard Hughes
and Michael Rowe.

This is a big book with 371 pages of formulas and beautiful pictures
of every kind of patina you can imagine. Nothing else comes close.

Larry Heyda
www.lawrenceheydastudios.com


#3

“The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals” by Richard Hughes
and Michael Rowe is an excellent source, very complete, with recipes
and a section of colour plates showing the variations of effect on
different metals. I think, in fact, it is considered to be the bible
on the subject. It lists for $85 but you can find a used copy for
around $39 on Amazon

margery epstein


#4

Suggest you also visit www.sculptnouveau.com. They have an endless
list of DVDs, books plus their own on patina. Various
kits and materials are available through their on-line store.

Cheers, Don in SOFL.


#5

Be a bit careful with this one as some of the “recipes” don’t work
well, at least in my experience. I work in Everdure Bronze about 95%
of the time. My Bronze patination bible is "the Patination of Bronze"
by Kirkpatrick. I did not post earlier as you were wanting info for
different metals and this one is just on bronze. There are a lot of
patina formulas and info on the internet too. Just do a search for
what you are after…

John Dach


#6

Another good book that has been sadly out of print for many years is
"Spond’s workshop receipts". It is a gold mine for all things to do
with metal working.

Nick Royall