Patination oil is the perfect way to treat newly laid lead and was developed by the UK lead and building industry to prevent unsightly white staining on the lead work itself, or on the surrounding brickwork. That staining is a white carbonate which often occurs on newly-fitted lead when it is exposed to moisture in the air.
The problem isn’t just confined to the lead sheet itself. When it rains, deposits of the carbonate are liable to drip onto materials that are adjacent to, or below the lead.
Benefits of patination oil:
- Provides a clear shine to lead work
- Prevents unsightly white staining
- protects lead surfaces