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Oil rubbed bronze finish

I have a subcontractor that is telling me he can not match a control sample of oil rubbed bronze can someone tell me what the process is for do this finish and or why he may not be able to match the control sample I was given to match. My subcontractors 1st submittal was much more orange than the control sample is.

George B [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Hudson, New Hampshire, USA

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Thomas B [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Scottsdale, Arizona

Ed. note Jan 2008: Unfortunately, that link no longer works.

see this site for more info

the above website mentioned,, has changed to this website but still has useful information to answer your question.

Jennifer H [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Austin, Texas

The oil rubbed bronze finish is an applied finish which is very difficult to match anything existing. It also is constantly changing and has to be redone after time.

Steve Demers
- Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
January 4, 2008

Ed. note: "La Kromadora", Alicia Moreno, explains the oil-rubbed bronze finish in letter 34482.

So...I'm guessing there is little chance I can get this finish in a veneer/laminate?

Derek Straayer
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 25, 2008

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