Product Care

BronzeFactory.com is committed to offering only the best in products and customer care. Our products were bought to be displayed to the whole world because of it's magnificent quality and detail, not hidden away in the closet like others. And because of this theory, we would like to offer you some tips on keeping your precious values, still valuable. Over time the bronze, if exposed to moisture and oxygen, will begin to naturally accumulate thin green layers known as patina. The patinated bronze is at the beginning somewhat of a welcoming sight. The only problem about letting the bronze patinate naturally is that it tends to do it at a slow rate, taking from 4-7 years to begin. When the process does initiate, it starts accumulating in different regions of the statues bring out an undesirable effect, which we dubbed as the "Spot Effect." However when the process does finalized, the entire bronze should take on a green patina which makes the statue highly valuable for its color.

Subduing the Spot Effect

To help subdue the "Spot Effect", all you have to do is simply wax your bronzes. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you wax indoor sculptures at least once a year and outdoor sculpture 2 to 3 time a year.

Cleaning Indoor Sculptures

  1. Using a soft cloth or old t-shirt, gently wipe your sculpture free of any dust or debris. A soft bristle paintbrush may be used for textured areas. If excessively dirty, a damp cloth may be used to gently wipe away debris.
  2. Make sure the sculpture is dry, then using a soft bristle brush *apply a thick coat of Trewax (Trewax can be purchases from your local hardware store.) When first applied the patina may darken but as the wax dries the original color should return.
  3. Let set for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, then gently buff back with a soft rag or that old t-shirt.
  4. You may repeat steps 2 and 3 until the desired effect is achieved.

Cleaning Outdoor Sculptures

  1. Begin by washing sculpture with a soapy water, and a fiber brush until all debris have been removed, rinse well with water.
  2. Next, dry sculpture completely either by towels or by natural sunlight, but be sure all water has been removed.
  3. After all water has been removed make sure the sculpture is cooled (early morning, shaded, or in the evening) then begin to *apply your Trewax. When first applied the patina may darken but as the wax dries the original color should return.
  4. Let set for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, then gently buff back with a soft rag or that old t-shirt.
  5. You may repeat steps 3 and 4 until the desired effect is achieved.
*NOTE: Bronze sculpture must be at room temperature or cooler, otherwise the wax will not be able to dry.

Touch Up Solutions (Bronze & Brass Sculptures)

Formula: Black Antique for Brass and Bronze. It is a concentrated liquid chemical and is used primarily for decorative purposes to product dark brown to black finishes.
Concentration: Can be used pure for very dark or black finish or mix with water up to five parts of water. The more diluted, the light the color.
Temperature: 65-75 Degree F
Time: 10-60 Seconds
Container: Acid resistant containers only (plastic, p.v.c., etc.)

Direction for usage:
  1. Surface Preparation: Surface must be clean, free of grease, alkalinity or acidity.
  2. Rinse with water if necessary.
  3. Apply the solution with a brush or dip for 5-10 seconds; brush a few times if necessary for darker tones.
  4. Rinse with water or a sponge thoroughly (to stop chemical reaction) and wipe dry or use hair dryer.
  5. Wax with past wax
Caution: This formula is a mildly acidic solution. Avoid contact with the skin and eyes. Protective clothing, gloves and a face shield should be worn when operating. In case of contact, flush skin or eyes with plenty of water; for any irritaions, if serious, contact a physician. this solution is poisonous; do not take internally.

Recommended Waxes

French Wax, Trewax, Johnson Wax, or Kiwi shoe polish.
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