Faux patina paint effects replicates the natural tarnishing with age that forms on the surface of copper, bronze and other metals. Patinas, or ageing, can also appear with time on stone and wood, and this can be replicated by the decorative artist.
Examples of faux patina’s are verdigris (aged copper), weathered lead, weathered stone, aged wood and much else. The skilled decorative artist is able not only to paint the material, but also to create the look of age. This technique is useful in the restoration of historic buildings where the replicated stone, wood, or metal surfaces needs the age of centuries too!