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Casting Aluminium in back garden. Now looking to explore/discuss all aluminium finishes.
person9009 - Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 6:37pmCasting aluminium | aluminum | finishes | patina.
A few years ago, through my A level DT project, I designed a piece of outdoor furniture (table/bench set). Origionally made in all wood, I'm now about to start sand casting the major structural components in aluminium.
I would like to discuss with those more experianced than I, the subject of finishing Aluminium.
The techniques I am aware of so far are;
The piece is intended for outdoor use. To be used in both conservative and artistic settings.
I am interested in all the other Aluminium finishing techniques you can name, as a basis for further research, as well as your comments on them. As well as any general experiances any of you have had, in trying to make the most of your aluminum castings.
Please comment on any and all techniques, however unusual.
Whilst im happy to do the research myself, I find these settings of information sharing more rewarding and thank in advance anyone who would like to contribute.
On more specific points of aluminium finishing,
-can anyone comment on the legalities of selling a product with real verdisgris (as im aware it's an irritant)
-what is the best looking and most durable way of colouring aluminium black.