Pewter Repouse and Casting - how to patina pewter

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I recently immigrated from South Africa to America, where I am now enthusiastically setting up my small artisan business again. In South Africa, pewter repouse and casting both are very popular, and I was able to find products used for these crafts easily. I am trying to find a good solution to use to patina pewter - both a black patina and also a copper patina. I was using a weak nitric acid solution for the black patina, and copper sulphate for the copper patina on pewter, but am really not sure where I can track these down here in America.

Any ideas or suggestions? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!



Mermaid pewter keyring by Liza Paizis


crquack's picture

Try one of these? The PB1

Try one of these? The PB1 works for me. Also available from Sculptnuveau.


Marlene1065's picture