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David M Bowman Studio

· Wallpieces·

· Vases·

· Candlesticks·

· Menorahs·

· Tables·

· Sculpture·

· Christmas Ornaments·

· Jewelry·

· Construction Techniques·

· Design·

· Layout·

· Cutting·

· Folding·

· Brazing·

· Sanding·

· First Assembly·

· Surface Treatment·

· Waxing·

· Final Assembly·

· Shipping·

· Hanging·

· Care·

· Patinas·

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David M Bowman Studio
Box 738
Berkeley, CA 94701
510 845-1072
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We apply a wax coating to all* patinaed surfaces to protect them from minor scuffs and other damage. We use a hard-drying carnauba-based wax designed for floors, called Lundmark Clear Paste Wax. With some patina colors - especially black and silver - we buff the surface with a soft brass brush wheel after the wax is dry, to give a shinier surface, but normally the surface is left just slightly shiny.

The wax will not protect against scratches from metal, stone, cement, or other hard materials, so patinaed items must still be treated with care.

* In the case of jewelry, patinaed parts are dipped in lacquer or sprayed with acrylic clear-coat instead of waxing.