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Oxidation in decorative finishes refers to a process whereby metal particles such as steel or copper are added to the materials and then an activator is introduced to achieve a rust-like effect. This decorative look is extremely contemporary and is very popular for businesses who desire an urban feel.

Different natural corrosion effects

This is an innovative technique and is ideal for businesses who want something unique and striking. It can be applied to a number of surfaces including walls ceilings and furnishings to give a distinctive look.


Different application processes can be used to give different natural corrosion effects. In order to get the best from this decorative technique, you should use a specialist who understands how to achieve the result you require.

The Benefits

Oxidation provides many benefits.


The oxidation technique creates a distinctive urban look and feel and is perfect for businesses that want something that sets them apart. If you are looking for something modern and stylish then you should consider oxidation.

Long Lasting

One of the benefits of this process is that it is durable and long-lasting. Once the application is complete it needs very little maintenance and will retain its look for many years, unlike normal paint works which fade or scuff easily.

Working with Chrysalis

The oxidation technique is a fantastic way of creating a stylish space that sets you apart. When applied correctly, this decorative finish can completely transform a surface.


At Chrysalis we work with a product called IRONic which creates a high-quality finish. We are fully trained in how to apply this product to achieve different effects. If you are looking for something unique and quirky then this could be a great choice for you.


We have a vast knowledge of decorative finishes and specialist plastering techniques and can work with you to create a completely bespoke space.

We have worked with a number of clients using oxidation to transform various spaces








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With our expertise in specialist plastering and decorative finishes, we are confident that we can create exactly what you are looking for. If you would like to find out more about oxidation or any of our specialist finishes then get in touch.