How to rebronze a statue?

I bought a bronze cleaning liquid but it removed the bronze.
  3 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 12, 2017
    What cleaner did you use? I've never heard of being able to actually remove bronze unless the statue is not completely made of bronze. Maybe try getting the shine back. Make a mixture of equal parts flour and salt. A few drops at a time add distilled white vinegar until you get a paste. Apply the paste to your bronze item using your hands (with the rubber gloves) or with a small polishing cloth.
    With a polishing cloth, rub the paste onto the item using small circular motions. This is the key removal step and you may have to rub repeatedly until the desired effect is reached. Allow the paste to stay on the item for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove the paste and buff dry with a clean towel.

  • A Gaffney A Gaffney on Jun 12, 2017
    Get some Rustoleum Hammered Bronze paint and spray it. Then you will never have to polish it again. I used this paint on a lamp base (only in a different finish) that was brass and hard to polish. It still looks great after a couple of years. The lamp base was intricate and hard to clean and polish. Now it will stay nice for a very long time. I also used this kind of paint on my builders grade exterior garage lights. What a difference!

  • Lance Lauritsen Lance Lauritsen on Jun 12, 2017
    I believe you are saying that the patina (aged darkening) look is gone and you wish to make your shiny surface darker again. If this is so, you need to get patina gel or" liver of sulfur" a 1-1/2 to 2 oz. bottle should do, get the gel as it is easier to work with and is less flammable. You can get this at a hobby shop and it is usually about $10. Follow the instruction written or look it up on youtube under liver of sulfur application. Good Luck! And always remember to not use a polishing agent on aged bronze, aged brass or silver !