Finishes


Campania’s cast stone products are available in a choice of thirteen (13) exclusive natural pigment stains in addition to natural cast stone. All of our patinas are hand applied in a multi-step process, producing uniquely beautiful original pieces. Designed to replicate the look of naturally aged materials, the patinas will not prevent the natural aging process that occurs in an outdoor environment.

Like stains for wood, each piece will accept our patinas in varying degrees of intensity, creating natural variations that add character and distinction to every piece. Even when applied with the same process, no two pieces will look exactly alike due to the composition of the cast stone, and the varying age of the pieces. Rather than creating uniform stains, our approach gives our products their unique beauty and appeal.

Due to the hand-application process and photography, actual colors may vary slightly from those depicted in these examples. Please consult our catalog photos and our website for examples of variations of our patinas.

natural_agingCampania cast stone planters and statuary will age naturally over time as they are exposed to the elements. Campania’s patinas are intendedto create the illusion that the cast stone has already begun its natural-aging process.

Part of the natural aging cycle for all cast stone products is a chemical reaction between salts found in natural materials and water. This reaction is called efflorescence. The degree of efflorescence will vary depending on weather conditions.When Mother Nature produces rainy, cold, windy weather, the calcium carbonate (salt) contained in the raw materials used to make cast stone will be drawn to the surface and will appear as a chalky white residue on the surface of the piece. This residue will disappear as more of the same weather conditions complete the efflorescence cycle and will disappear as the chalky white-residue washes away. The efflorescence process occurs only once.

Other than efflorescence, iron oxidization is another natural occurrence that may appear on a very small number of birdbaths and fountains. Bowls and basins hold water and are continually wet. The raw materials used as ingredients for cast stone birdbaths contain minimal levels of iron.When iron reacts with water, a powdery pink or orange residue can appear on your birdbath. This effect is not caused by interior structural supports, since many of your Campania pieces are engineered to be strong enough without such supports.

Each piece of cast stone will age differently. Mother Nature will ultimately determine the appearance each piece will acquire as it ages. However, these natural processes can be minimized by scrubbing and cleaning the affected areas with a soft brush.

Campania works hard to minimize the effects of efflorescence and oxidation while maintaining a natural looking product.We have consulted with many specialists concerning these reactions and constantly test our raw materials to ensure minimal amounts of salt and iron.While these reactions are minimized, they still occur. Many customers believe they enhance the aged character and uniqueness of our cast stone products. Indeed, these natural processes can be used as a selling tool since the weathered finishes created by Mother Nature cannot be precisely duplicated by the hand of man. Please contact our Customer Service Department with any questions you may have concerning the natural aging of Campania cast stone products.

 

Most of Campania’s fiberglass products are available in (4) standard colors, but some items are also available in different colors.

Campania’s HDPE products are offered in (7) colors, with the ability to order custom colors upon request.

Campania offers cast iron urns in (2) colors. All cast iron pieces will rust over time, which is part of the inherent beauty of iron containers. If you wish to retain the finish as purchased, we recommend applying a commercially available clear sealer to preserve the finish.