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Industrial Antique Coloring

Antiquing Solutions

The Mi-Tique® antiquing products are used to give a natural aged appearance to decorative hardware, bath fixtures, jewelry and other decorative accessories. Through chemical conversion, a variety of metals including copper, brass, bronze, nickel, silver and pewter can be oxidized to produce black, brown and green color patinas. By varying time and concentration, users can achieve multiple shades of color from light brown to the blackest of black. Tumbling, rubbing or relieving the surface to highlight lettering or create contrast on designs, can create additional effects.

Features and Benefits:

  • Dilatable liquid concentrates
  • Suitable for cell manufacturing
  • Very reproducible colors
  • Low energy costs
  • Room temperature processes
  • Easily highlighted
  • Short processing cycles
  • Light fast finishes

These are our featured Antiquing Metal Coloring products. To see a more extensive list of 43 products, click here.

Metal Coloring: Antiquing
Features Mi-Tique 1791 Mi-Tique 1792 ENE Brown Dip
Substrate(s)  Copper, Brass  Copper, Brass, Bronze  Copper, Brass, Bronze
pH 1.5-2 <2 <1
Recommended Operating Temperature 70°F 70°F 70°F
Concentration 17% 20-30% 25%
Soak Time 1-3 min. 1-3 min. .5-3 min.
Dark Brown-Black Color Range x x
Light Brown-Balck Color Range x
US 10B Color x x
Hand Application x x
Dip Application x x  x
Relieving/Dip Burnish x x

Click here to see 43 products.