Bronzing liquid

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A metallic varnish that contains Bronze or Aluminum powder as a pigment. Bronzing liquid usually has a Varnish, Tung oil, Amyl acetate, and/or Cellulose nitrate lacquer as the medium. Bronze powder is not considered a permanent pigment (Mayer 1969). It produces a dull, grainy paint that discolors with time.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bronze paint; vernice al bronzo (It.)

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996