Copper Weathervanes and Finials are priced with the figure in a bare, clean copper satin finish, unless otherwise noted. Ferro weathervanes offers you the widest range of custom hand applied copper finishes. The following finishes are available for any copper figure. Email for a quote.
BRONZE – A hand-rubbed chemical wash creates a classic golden-brown patina which highlights detail and texture. The Bronze finish will hold a decade before naturally aging verdigris.
VERDIGRIS – A hand-rubbed chemical wash creates a realistic aged gray/green-patina of the surface of the copper to simulate antique copper. This finish will imperceptibly become a true verdigris over decades.
GOLD – GILT / Gold Leaf figures are coated with true 23 Karat Gold by hand applying gold leaf then burnishing the surface for a lifetime shine. This finish does not fade or tarnish for decades of use in any environment. Learn More Here.
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LEAD COATED – Lead/tin is bonded by heat onto the surface of the copper to prevent a verdigris patina or stain on other parts of the building. It will not stain your stone, brick, or other masonry.
ACCENT – Use Gold, tin, and enamel to accent details of a figure or add gold leaf to a fully verdigris figure for an authentic aged gold finish.
CLEAR COAT – An automotive quality clear coat finish will keep your copper from tarnishing for years. Be sure to re-coat it periodically to maintain that fresh copper color.
ENAMEL FINISH – Full color high quality enamel in any color. Gold enamel is a great, inexpensive alternative to gold leaf and easier to maintain.
CUSTOM FINISHES – Combine the techniques above for a creative unique finish!