Over the years, Re-View has perfected the restoration procedures for bronze windows. Although bronze window restoration shares many of the same steps as steel windows, they are much more sensitive than conventional steel refurbishment. Bronze windows demand a finely tuned blasting and finishing process that requires exacting attention to detail and the true art of craftsmenship.
We have found that it is essential to blast the surfaces of the bronze windows to reduce the metal to its base color. Otherwise you will have many variations of tint due to stains, differing patinas, glazing compounds, or attachments to the window. We have tested several blasting media like glass, sand, walnut shells, and synthetic sponges. We have also calibrated the air pressure using these different media to arrive at the optimum combination of media type and pressure.
The finishing stage of restoration is even more complex. Re-View craftsmen will apply a custom patina that can vary from a golden tint to black and everything in between. Our craftsmen have the experience to achieve a consistent finish with the patina even when they are finishing milled versus cast parts.
Call Re-View if you would like to discuss more of the particulars of bronze window restoration.