The photo above shows the different colors and surface finishes of the bronze metal veneer. The colors and finish can be modified by the chemical content of the bronze liquid and the amount of polishing done in different areas after it has set up. We generally polish the raised areas on a plaque the most, leaving lightly polished backgrounds darker The upper left photo shows high polish (brighter) in the high areas. We normally use this finish for text, borders, and artwork on our bronze signs, because it provides better contrast with the background and this readability than the other finishes.
Our bronze-coated signs and plaques are suitable for both outside and inside use for memorials,dedications, monuments, government and public buildings, museums,historical buildings, informational displays, and great seals or logos on the walls of government buildings . Smaller versions are suitable for walls in lobbies, offices, conference rooms, and podiums.These metallized plaques are roughly 1/3 to 1.4 the cost of cast bronze plaques. look very similar, and last 30 years or more. They cannot be walked on, however.
We coat our HDU and metal plaques and signs with a bronze liquid spray using a spray gun or airbrush) .We use their proprietary blend of composite real metal particles and a binder (similar to epoxy resin for fiberglass) that we cold-spray onto virtually any substrate, including high-density-urethane (HDU), acrylic, aluminum, and steel, to create the look and feel of solid cast metal. The metal coating has a living finish and will age naturally over time. The metal is applied as part of a proprietary seven-step process by our craftsmen. At an average 10-mil thickness (metal electroplating is less than 1-mil thick), our bronze-coating process adds less than four ounces of weight per square foot, provides the durability of solid cast metal, and is non-corrosive. Our bronze-coating and HDU substrate has a Class 1-Class A fire rating.
Our proprietary metalcoated HDU substrate may be used for interior and exterior applications. The metal coating will not chip, flake, bubble, or peel and will last a lifetime. Our metal coatings include copper, bronze, brass, nickel-silver, stainless steel, aluminum, and iron. All of these coatings can be applied with a patina, spot-polished, or high-polished, as shown in the above photo. M7210. Samples of other colors and textures are shown in the photos M7101 (brass), M7202 (copper). and M7251 (nickel-silve , steel and aluminum).
Please click on "Return to List" below right to see our photos of our bronze, brass, copper, nickel-silver, gold, silver, stainless steel and aluminum plaques and signs.