Bronze is a metal alloy containing a blend primarily of Copper with Tin as an additive. The most common bronze alloy used in wire mesh manufacture is C220 “Commercial Bronze”.The unmistakable bright caramel color will darken naturally over time or it can be chemically darkened by a metal finisher to speed up the process. As with all metals, finishing Bronze to a specific color or characteristic is an art form and should be done through consulting an experienced metal finisher.
Bronze Wire mesh in Architectural applications:
Bronze wire is drawn bright and exhibits a caramel like color. Bronze has a subtle contrast woven together with Stainless Steel. Considered a “Living Finish”, the natural color change does occur quickly and depending on the environmental conditions, the end color will vary. In general, under exterior conditions in the presence of salt, moisture, and sunlight, Bronze will transition from bright to shades brown patina. Because of the enormous range of Bronze’s natural colors experienced through weathering, there are a number of coatings or chemicals that can be used to either speed up or slow down the process. Finishing bronze to the desired color is an art and should be done through consulting an experienced metal finisher.