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Dec 27, 2009
Achieving Black Patina on Zinc
by: Jean

You can achieve a black patina on zinc by using a copper patina on the zinc.

Mar 03, 2009
Problems With Back Patina
by: Anonymous

I have had similar problems with the zinc came. My husband suggested I use 000 steel wool and then clean it off well with Acetone, it seems to help a little, not quite as black as the lead.

Oct 15, 2008
patina on zinc
by: Ann

I, too had all the problems with putting patina on zinc - it just looked spotty and unattractive. I now mask the panels and spray black enamel on the zinc frame after making sure it is free of oil by wiping it down with alcohol. The spray I use is Rust-o-leum black hammered enamel. It makes a nice finish. If I leave the solder lines silver, I don't use anything on the zinc frame. If I use a copper finish, I finish the frame with copper enamel.

Oct 13, 2008
Leave Zinc Frames Bare.
by: Brooks

After trying most all zinc patinas that I could find, I decided that it was just not woth it. I have found (what I consider success)that when waxing I use a powered brush to bring our a richness in the zinc. I use this same brush to polish my lead came pieces.

Oct 09, 2008
Patina on Zinc
by: Cindy

I have all the problems that you do and one day while at my favorite stained glass store I noticed that they didn't stain their Zinc. After giving it some thought and using patina on a picture I left the zinc plain, which is what I do with all my pictures now. Honestly it looks better in my opinion.

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