The last thing you want to do when antiquing an item is alter its current form or spoil its condition. You could antique your items by plating them with an additional thin layer; however, plating can trap hydrogen particles between the outer layer and the original surface, leading to deterioration. Fortunately, our antiquing solution means you don’t need to risk the condition of your items to change their colour or make them more resistant to corrosion.
Our antiquing solution is not only more cost-effective than plating but also less risky regarding your items’ condition. Using our effective antiquing solution, you can bolster the appearance of any item and increase its resistance to corrosion, and because you can use the solution repeatedly, it’s incredibly high-value.
If you want to improve the appearance of your prized possessions or treat metal items to increase their resistance to corrosion, general wear and tear and ageing, then the Blackfast Antiquing Process range is what you will be needing to use.
We have the antiquing solution you need to get the most from your valuables regarding aesthetic appeal and longevity, and we guarantee that our products won’t compromise the quality of any item.
There are four different processes for Blackfast Antiquing. They are Pewter, Copper, Brass, Nickel Plate and Silver Plate Antiquing Processes.
The Antiquing Process is a similar process to that of the Iron and Steel Blacking Process.
It consists of a multi-stage suspension bath, where for instance in this case brass components are suspended in the Blackfast 183 Antiquing Solution, where the 183 then darkens the bright brass surfaces to a dark brown.
On removal from the solution, the brass is allowed to dry then lightly abraded to remove some of the coating on proud surfaces. What remains will be within the crevices and surface of the brass revealing an antiqued surface.
Used extensively for a range of metals that require an antiqued effect. Such as on window and door fittings, buckles, figurines, jewellery, badges, models and many more.