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We have a range of products from Sculpt Nouveau in U.S.A. These are intended to enhance the surface effects of your sculpture or work of art, and can also be used to modify existing pieces, furniture, floors and walls. Sculpt Nouveau in conjunction with Ron Young Patinas have explored the many possibilities of using these materials.
For more information read the guides:
Top right: MCB Copper coating over Forton MG sculpture. We then used a variety of Patinas including Antiquing, Tiffany Green and Darkening Patina to give patches of colour. After a couple of days we then sealed the sculpture with Permalac spray.
Far right: MCB Iron coating over Ultracal 30 plaster. The patinas used on this sculpture were Vista Red, Vista Rust, Vista Black and Darkening Patina. Sealed with Permalac.
Above: MCB Iron coating over a Forton MG skull sculpture. Vista Rust and Tiffany Green were used, which caused the Iron coating to develop a strong rust effect. Sealed with Permalac.
Middle: A 50/50 mix of MCB Iron and Bronze coatings was applied to the candle holder. Only Tiffany Green patina was used. The Tiffany Green reacted more with the iron and it turned rusty, leaving the bronze to go verdigris.
See this technique in action - watch the video.
Metal Coatings - MCB
Sculpt Nouveau have created liquid Metal Coatings to be used with their patinas to simulate a metal finish - usable on Forton, plaster, polyurethane, glass, wood, ceramics and more. These can be brushed or sprayed onto the surface of the item to be decorated. It may take several coats to achieve a good coverage. Can also be stippled or sponged on for interesting effects. The coatings are water based and were initially created over 20 years ago to simulate copper roofing material. Their durability has been extensively tested in both indoor and outdoor environments.
See our Gallery for more techniques and examples of the metal coatings.
Available in :
Silver - to order only
Sculpt Nouveau Patinas are ready to use, premixed solutions that are specifically made to colour metal. Intended for direct application on metal, cold cast metal, or Sculpt Nouveau’s metal coatings.
Four types are available: Universal, Traditional, Vista and Dye Oxides.
A Patina may be combined with others of the same range to form different shades, whereas differing ranges may be applied over each other or mottled around in areas to make the patina more interesting. Ron Young in conjunction with Sculpt Nouveau have produced a booklet on the tips and techniques of using these coatings and patinas. please contact us for a copy of this booklet.
-Tile made with Forton Mg
Painted with Silver metal coating
Coated with Blue Dye Oxide Patina.
For MSDS information, refer to the relevant reference section of our website here.
As the Patinas will affect the metal surface, they should be sealed if the effect is to be retained.
Sculpt Nouveau’s wax is made with binders, rust, and UV inhibitors. It is ideal for Iron, Steel, and Aluminum. They also make a version for Bronze, Brass, and Copper. The wax is available in clear as well as many colors. Their Solvent Dye may be added for extra color.
SN have blended the finest waxes for finishing metal along with the most effective inhibitors then added extra hardeners to create the first wax that is made just for metal. The wax creates a very beautiful, hard protective coating once cured. The wax will be soft in the container. Apply to a hot or cold surface. Stippling with a brush may be the preferred method of application so as to not create streaking on the surface. Try not to let the clear wax fill up in the recessed areas as it may turn white. Use a toothbrush or soft brush to remove the excess wax from these areas. When using the colored waxes the build up in the recessed areas is desirable. If you are waxing on a cold surface with the clear wax, buff after 15 to 30 minutes. Let the colored wax sit longer, up to an hour then buff. The colored waxes take much longer to dry. If you are applying the wax to a hot surface, let the surface cool down, then buff. Do not apply the wax to extremely hot surfaces; let the surface cool down somewhat. Do not wait longer than these times to buff in any circumstance as the wax soon dries too hard. Lacquer or varnish may be applied over a hot application of wax once it has cooled, if there is only one coat of hot wax.
This wax works well when applied over another clear protective coating or used alone. It also is effective over a rusted surface or patina - although for outdoor rusted metal we recommend applying a marine varnish over the rust, and then apply the wax.
*All colors are transparent except for Verde which looks like a cold green patina (slightly opaque) and the white.
Also available is a sealer called Permalac. Containing UV inhibitors this is a clear sealer guaranteed for outdoor applications.
Size: spray can- 400ml
liquid - 1ltr, 4ltr