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8/10/2015

Birchwood Technologies' Gels Create Aged Appearance on Metals

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The gel is safe to use and applicable for a number of different metal surfaces.

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Brush-on Presto Black Gel, Antique Black Gel and Antique Brown Gel from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on large, in-place architectural metal surfaces to produce a natural, aged metal appearance. The Presto Black Gel, Antique Black Gel and Antique Brown Gel are safe to use and applicable for a number of different metal surfaces including iron, steel, copper, brass, bronze and other metals. Applied at room temperature, the gel adheres to vertical surfaces and stays where applied without forming runs or drips or bleeding onto adjoining surfaces.

The gel can be used for a range of applications including building fascia, elevator cabs, staircase railings and handrails, sculpture, monuments and window hardware. The chemical reaction takes only five to 10 minutes following surface cleaning to remove oil, oxides and welding flux. Color tone and depth is controlled by visual inspection and stopping the process by rinsing off with a wet sponge and sealing the finished surface. All of the gel products are available in one- and five-gallon containers.

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