Re: patina on bronse


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Posted by carole m warner on September 22, 1998 at 18:02:06:

In Reply to: patina on bronse posted by Dan Leonhardt on September 15, 1998 at 11:41:08:

The original patina might have been heat-applied, which you wouldn't want to risk. A couple of cold-applied patinas could be applied with brush or sponge and blended into surrounding patina. Without seeing the original color it's hard to guess, but you might try liver of sulphur (easy to obtain at a hobby shop)(VERY little dissolved in distilled water will color the metal), Birchwood Casey M20 or M25 (used industrially and harder to get in small quantities) or ammonium sulfide (also hard to get). I would try a dilute solution of liver of sulphur first. Be sure the area to be patinaed is clean. Wipe it down with naptha or denatured alcohol. Good luck and remember to apply a couple of layers of carnuba wax over the patina to protect it. If this is an indoor piece (not exposed to weather and direct sunlight) that should suffice. The liver patina is very stable. Let me know how you do.

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