The background of most cast plaques is painted to provide a pleasing contrast to the highlighted areas. Both cast bronze and aluminum plaques may be painted with standard or optional (extra cost) finishes pictured below. Custom-matched painted colors can also be provided. Additionally, natural chemical patinas and simulated painted patinas are available on bronze plaques.
Standard Painted Colors
Light Oxide Stain
Dark Oxide Stain
Natural Sandblast (Bronze)
Natural Sandblast (Aluminum)
M115 Dark Red
M40 Golden Bronze
M20 Light Blue
M25 Medium Blue
M70 Dark Brown
M5 Light Grey
M8 Medium Grey
M9 Dark Grey
Hand Rubbed Finishes (optional)
Simulated Patina Colors (optional)
Alta Mesa Green
Chemical Patina Finishes (optional)
The patina finishes are created by applying chemicals and heat to the bronze surfaces. Once the desired color is achieved, the raised areas are highlighted and a clear protective coating is applied to inhibit further chemical reaction.
- We can match virtually any painted color from a sample provided or from a numerical color matching system (for example, the Pantone Matching System).
- Colors may vary slightly from batch to batch. In addition, background colors will change over time due to exposure to light and the environment.
- Chemical patina finishes will vary from piece to piece, and uniform colors over large surface areas cannot be controlled. The color may vary from the pictured swatches and the color will change over time on plaques installed outdoors.