Verdigris, with its striking greens and crumbly appearance, is the result of the natural corrosion of copper, brass, and bronze. Urban Revivals can create finishes that are both suggestive or highly imitative of natural verdris, as you might observe on copper roofs.
Verdigris as shown on ornamental moldings and baseboard
The appearance of verdigris can be created in two different ways: one is through a toxic acid-based process; the other is through paint-based techniques. While we prefer the latter, we can perform either for you.
Verdigris Finishes combined with faux aging techniques for walls
Metallic finishes have a beautiful blend of colors and textures that remind us of the passing of time.
Verdigris Green Glazes for Ceiling Medallions
Small decorative items and wall surfaces can be quite striking, when finished as patinated metals. The finish on this ceiling medallion suggests verdigris, but is a bit darker. This glaze was applied over a coppery-bronze base coat.
A Blend of Green with copper exposure, with aging techniques
A successful verdigris finish is more than just a two-tone paint scheme. It requires the underlying copper or bronze paint base coat to look as if it were exposed through wear, erosion, or weathering. Therefore, the base color should peak through on exposed or raised faces or edges. Adding a small degree of crackling in crevises, or even rubbing in a light grey rottenstone glaze, can give a sense of age.
Verdigris finishes pair well with embossed wallpapers
A highly ornamental medallion pairs well with Victorian fixtures and wall border papers such as anaglypta or Lincrusta.
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