Monterrey Door specializes in a faux painted metal patina, can be applied to any paintable surface or object. Plain wrought iron metal can be faux painted to look like pewter, silver, copper, bronze, gold, aluminum or platinum. Antiquing patinas can be added to create a subtle aged look. A verdigris or patina is created when copper is exposed to the elements, it turns a chalky, grayish, colored green , and a verdigris begins to form. This faux finish is used on iron doors, railings and gates.
Wrought-iron doors are made to last, even if the surface gets a little rusty or a layer of paint starts to chip. Even if the surface doesn't show any sign of aging, plain black wrought iron doesn't fit with every style of building or decor. A faux finish, such as a metal patina, can make the door look new and fit in with its surroundings.