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WEATHERING PROJECT – SOOT TO AGE YOUR STONE

WEATHERING PROJECT – SOOT TO AGE YOUR STONE
20/10/2020

Some of customers like our brand, spanking new stone but others like it aged. It takes time for stone to darken to a rich patina and there are many reasons to age your stone. We can colour match with your existing stonework if you are having and extension or want your building projects to blend in. But if you fancy trying your hand at making our stone look like it’s been in your garden for years here is another guide to weathering your cast stone. If you missed our guide to using autumn leaves to speed up the weathering process click here. Since it is the time of year to get your chimney swept it seemed apt to show you how soot can be used to effectively darken and age your stone.

STEP 1 – CHOOSE YOUR STATUE We selected a stone horse finial that was fresh from the warehouse and not weathered at all. This is as shiny and bright as possible so that the soot makes a noticeable difference (on screen vs. real life you can’t be subtle!). This stone would develop a rich patina over time but we wanted to create an instant darkened look.

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