Dark Bronze Clavos Nails - 2" Square

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Dark Bronze Door Stud/Clavos Nails
Two-inch square with a one inch nail behind

These solid Bronze clavos nails punctuate a gate and give a very finished look. The clavos are not lacquered, so they will darken naturally over time. Please read bronze care instructions below.

Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. Bronze patina Finish will develop a wear highlight with frequency of use. When bronze is exposed to air it will tarnish quickly and turn brown. Bronze exposed to exterior elements and conditions will turn green. This discoloration is referred to as patina. This patina process starts immediately upon installation. None of these conditions are considered defects, but part of the natural beauty of aged bronze.

Details

  • Material: Dark Bronze
  • Set includes mounting hardware

Dimensions

  • 2" Wide Square (Item# 90-810) 
  • 1" Nail behind

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Finish

  • Dark Bronze
Technical Info

Hardware Tips

Which Size Do I Choose?

People often wonder which size of clavo to use for their wood gate, door, or garage door. To choose the best clavo for your situation, you can ask yourself the following question:

“Do I want the clavos to be a FOCAL point or an ACCENT ?”

  • Using Clavos as Focal Points: You might have a beautiful new 42” wooden gate and you want to make a bold statement with it. Go ahead and choose 2” clavos and go for it! You can also play with the quantity of clavos you use. Rather than spacing them infrequently, decrease the spacing and draw some attention! Another idea is to mix two different sizes of clavos to draw the eye.
  • Using Clavos as Accent Pieces: Even with the same 42” wooden gate mentioned above, you might want to highlight the gate’s inherent architecture. In this case, a simple array of 3/4" or 1" clavos would accent the gate but not take the limelight.

The bottom line is…do what works for you. If you want to go big (literally), go big! If you’d prefer something low-key and understated, so be it. There is no “right” or “wrong” answer. 

About This Bronze Hardware:

This bronze hardware contains 90% copper and 10% tin. When it first leaves the mold, the hardware is copper-penny colored. Next, the pieces are patina’d dark bronze. Finally, the hardware has an exterior-grade dark bronze-colored wax applied to it that adds to its weather- and wear-resistance. Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. The wax helps maintain the color of the hardware for the long term under most conditions. On items like gate latches and door handles where your hand comes in contact with the material regularly: we’ve seen over time that the oils on your skin will slowly wear down the wax where the skin contacts the metal. On all other items where skin doesn’t come in contact with the hardware, you should see dark bronze coloration for the long term.

How does this hardware hold up to the elements? 

When submitted to a salt-water chamber test, this hardware began to patina at the 16-hour-mark, versus 10-hours for other name-brand, high end bronze products. A client recently wrote that this hardware installed on an waterfront boathouse two years ago looks slightly darker and shinier than the original, but looks otherwise exceptional.

The bottom line is: this hardware is the perfect choice for oceanfront, waterfront, and coastal installations.

To read about the ways you can care for your bronze hardware, see our Bronze Care page.

Applying Wax

All bronze darkens with age, however waxing may slow the process of oxidation.

To apply the wax, you need two 1- to 2-inch paint brushes that will be used only for cleaning bronze. Do not use brushes that have been used for other purposes as chemicals may remain in the bristles and transferred to the patina finish, may cause permanent discoloration.

Start by applying a protective circle of tape around the metal ferrules that hold the bristles in the brushes you are using. This will help prevent scratching of the surface when applying the wax and when dusting.

Wipe bronze free of-any dust and fingerprints using a clean, dry, cotton cloth. Use one of the brushes to remove dust from small crevices or hard to reach places.

Use "Renaissance'' wax, or other "microcrystalline'' waxes, because they are inert and will not yellow over time. Apply to the second brush, with three or four, back and forth, sweeping strokes. Do not dab the brush in the wax. This could cause an abundance of wax to be applied to the bronze that could actually harm the patina surface. Dab the brush on the lid of the wax can to remove any excess wax. Lightly apply a super thin coat of wax to the surface of the bronze using gentle sweeping motions. Apply more wax to the brush as described, working it down into crevices.

Caution - Using too much wax may remove previous layers of wax. It is very important not to apply too much wax or work it into the surface too vigorously. Cover the entire surface with wax and let it dry according to the directions on the container.

Separate Your Brushes 

Keep your brushes separate in labeled bags, free from contaminants, for future use. Use a clean, dry, cotton cloth to gently rub, in a circular motion, the dried wax from the bronze surface until you achieve the desired sheen. To achieve a dull finish, do not rub the surface after waxing.

To achieve a better protective coating, you may want to re-apply a second coat using the same technique.

Outdoor Bronze Hardware

Outdoor bronze requires a regular maintenance program, which keeps the product surfaces clean and waxed.

Take a look at the Gate Hardware section of our blog for helpful suggestions. 

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Finish:
Dark Bronze
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Cast Bronze
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Warranty
Coastal Bronze warrants all flat goods (non-locking) to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship for five years from the original invoice date. Coastal Bronze warrants all locking goods, including locks, latches and deadbolts, to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship for 1 year from the original invoice date. In areas of high humidity or proximity to ocean, warranty is 6 months. Coastal Bronze adds a patina to all products to simulate aged bronze. Finishes will develop a wear highlight and may change color based on environment. This is not considered a defect, but part of the natural beauty of aged bronze.
Returns
Return Policy: This product can be returned in its original condition (original packaging intact, uninstalled, can be put back on the shelf directly) with a 10% restocking fee. If any effort is required to repackage or review the hardware, the restocking fee will be 25%. Customer responsible for return shipping. To initiate a return, please complete the Return Form.

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