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Patination Oil

Patination Oil is a white spirit based surface treatment that prevents Lead carbonate from forming on the surface of Lead Sheet and ultimately helps prevent staining to adjacent materials.
Patination Oil
When newly fitted Lead is exposed to rain or moisture it builds up a natural patina in the form of a soluble Lead carbonate. Future exposure to rain can wash the carbonate on to adjacent materials causing staining or discolouration of surrounding building materials.
Patination Oil should be used on Lead roofing, flashings and cladding to give a uniform, attractive appearance where the Lead is visible. It is also necessary when water flowing from the Lead Sheet surface may come into contact with other visible building materials.
  • Prevents the white carbonate that forms on newly fitted Lead from staining adjacent materials
  • Provides a uniform, attractive appearance to new Leadwork
  • Easy to apply
  • Recommended by Lead Sheet Association
  • Apply with a clean soft cloth immediately after fixing and before the Lead gets wet
  • Work horizontally or vertically in straight lines
  • The leading edge and underside of the sheet should be coated to a depth of 75mm
  • Patination Oil should be applied with care when the Lead is near UPVC and bitumen
  • Apply in a well-ventilated area, away from naked flames
  • Suitable gloves should be worn
Packaging and Coverage
  • Available in 2.5 litres, 1.0 litre and 0.5 litre cans
  • One litre covers approximately 60 square metres
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