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Patina Stains Glass 
Hi, i have made my 6th copper foil project and have a problem with the last one that I didn't come across with the others. I have used reclaimed glass …

Miscellaneous Patina Questions 
After applying black patina and polishing a project can I go back and add more solder on top of patina and then re patina Answer You can, but it's …

Gold or Brass Patina 
Is there any recipe for brass like patina ? Thanks Answer You can experiment with copper sulphate crystals. Mix them with warm water. The amount …

Is There a Blue Patina? 
My brother wants me to do a project for him. The best way to do it would be to patina all the solder blue. I haven't been able to find anything about …

patina alternative  
I am low on cash and would like to find an alternative to patina to color my solder. Is there anything I could use that would be really cheap? Answer …

Patina for Lead 
i urgently need some black patina but my supplier is closed today. I must have my piece ready today. can i use black shoe polish on the lead? Answer …

Ammonia Dangerous to Stained Glass? 
I read in your article on Copper Patina to use Ammonia to clean the glass. My glass teacher told us NEVER to use ammonia based cleaners on our stained …

Black Patina Problems 
After I wax and polish my black patina it realy has faded out to almost a bronze. The polish I use says it cleans and polishes. Is it the type of polish …

I Used the Wrong Type of Patina 
I'm a newbee (2nd project)and bought black patina for zinc then used it on solder. It looks grey and not really bad on the project. My question is what …

Oxidation on Patina 
I made a panel for my bathroom window-copper foil-and put black patina on it. It has been up 2-3 months and the solder lines are turning white with oxidation. …

Patina on Zinc Problems  
I'm having trouble with patina for zinc not taking evenly. I clean my work well with soap and water. Dry well,then steel wool until shinny while wearing …

Copper Patina Problems 
Hi, Thank you for the great information on this site! I'd love to know of a patina approach that will reliably produce the verdigris look that occurs …

Patina Problems 
After applying patina to a project, I have been finding patches of copper foil showing through. At first I thought I had not covered the entire piece …

Locating Copper Patina Finishing
Products In Australia
Good morning, Firstly, I love your website. I have found it to be a very helpful site. More like having a teacher in the room with you, easy to follow …

Patina Problems 
I don't understand how you can leave the patina on for so long{black or copper} because it stains the glass. Also I use Dawn,yes what you wash dishes with …

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