ANTIQUE BRONZE RESTORATION
Antique Bronze Restoration, also known as BMA Restoration, can be carried out in situ.
BMA Finishing is a term that is often used but not always fully understood. It stands for Bronze Metal Antique and describes the traditional dark bronze colour commonly found on historic, architectural bronze features.
The colloquial term for a BMA finish is an, Antique Bronze finish, and so BMA Restoration can be used interchangably with Antique Bronze Restoration.
Restoring an Antique Bronze finish is only one aspect of looking after bronze. The finish will deteriorate again if not maintained. Our page on Bronze Facades Cleaning might be interesting to you. It shows examples of the kinds of buildings that we look after as well as the approach we recommend.
BMA Restoration carried out on site
Features with a BMA finish are made in bronze or brass and are likely to be functional objects. This means that their finish is often handled or interacted with which causes damage. Antique Bronze restoration is what needed in this instance.
Mild or stainless steel, and aluminium, cannot have an Antique Bronze finish (aka BMA finish) applied as only a copper alloy responds to the chemical process.
There are many chemicals that can produce colours on bronze, but the majority are not stable. The reason that an Antique Bronze finish has been so popular for so long is that it is stable, if a maintenance program is in place.
We specialise in Antque Bronze Restoration of architectural features as well as whole facades. Although an Antique Bronze finish (aka BMA finish) hails from the past, contemporary buildings often feature bronze cladding. We can help you to look after your features old and new and keep them looking special.
Do Check Out Our Useful Article On What To Expect From a BMA Finish In Our Resources Section