- features index
- virtual gallery
social networking for the metal arts
copperjoe - Monday, October 27, 2008 - 6:46pmWhitesmithing copper | patina
I have bought the green patina from Jax chemicals and am not having very good results. In every way that I apply it, it keeps flaking off...very badly. I have tried heating my copper then soaking it in muriatic acid and water, then dipping it in baking soda and water then finally rinse with plain water. After that I apply my patina with a brush working it into the copper and then let it dry. After it dries all the patination is flaking up so badly that I can not spray it.
I did however mix peroxide with the patina the other night and applied it and it seems to be doing better but I don't know if I did the right thing or not.
If anyone knows what I am doing wrong then please let me know. I have been dealing with this problem since I started dealing with patination and it is getting on my nerves!
Thanks in advance for any advise that you can give me.