A HERITAGE CRAFTED BRONZE SCULPTURE
WILL LAST PRACTICALLY FOREVER WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE

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How to
care for Bronze Sculptures

It is important to know, however, that because of its high copper content, bronze will naturally oxidize and the patina colors will change over time.

Natural oils from your hands, sunlight, pollution, moisture, and even time itself will cause changes in the color of the bronze.

You can protect your sculpture from these problems to a certain extent by this simple program of regular maintenance…

JD Hansen Sculpture by American Fine Arts

SIMPLE CARE STARTS WITH DUSTING

  • Dust the pieces monthly with a dry cloth.
  • Every 3 months wax the pieces with Johnson’s Paste Wax or a comparable carnauba wax.
  • First clean the piece with a little solvent like naphtha, or if you’re afraid of disturbing a very complex patina, clean with a little soapy water on a cloth.
  • Never over-wet the sculpture.
  • After allowing time for any moisture to dry, apply a small amount of wax using a stippling motion with a round pastry brush, wait 15 minutes and buff with a soft dry cloth.

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There is something beautiful and dangerous about a working foundry. It’s amazing that the technique of lost wax casting is still virtually unchanged for the last 7000 years. The startling thing is the timelessness of the art—the age-old technique of Lost Wax Casting.

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