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Antique Green
Ingredients Ammonium Chloride... 1/3 oz Cupric Sulfate... 3 oz Distilled Water... 1 quart Process Hot process. Solution hot (180 to 190°F), metal hot (200°F), cold wash water applied afte
Basic Green
Ingredients Cupric Nitrate... 1 tsp [MORE INFO] Distilled Water... 1 pint Process Hot process, semi-transparent patina. Heat metal and apply a fresh mixture for each coloring.
Blackish Brown
Ingredients Ferric Nitrate... 2 oz [MORE INFO] Distilled Water... 1 pint Sulfurated Potash... 1/4 oz [MORE INFO] Process Hot process. Mix in the order given.
Blue Green
Ingredients Sodium Thiosulfate... 1/4 oz Ferric Nitrate... 2 oz Distilled Water... 1 quart Process Hot process. Solution hot (180 to 190°F), metal hot (200°F), cold wash water applied after
Brown to Black
Ingredients Sulfurated Potash grape sized lump (crushed). [MORE INFO] Distilled Water... 1 pint Process Hot or cold process. Use fresh solution each time.
Cold Process Green
Ingredients Cupric Nitrate... 40 gm Ammonium Chloride... 40 gm Calcium Chloride... 40 gm Distilled Water to make 1 liter Process A cold process, opaque patina. Frog green results after
Cold Silver Patina: For Bronze, Brass, and Copper
Cold Silver Patina: For Bronze, Brass, and Copper   This patina is very unusual. A silver patina has traditionally been done only as a hot patina, however, this formula is to be applied co
Florentine Brown
Ingredients Ferric Chloride... 1 tsp [MORE INFO] Ferric Nitrate... 1/2 tsp [MORE INFO] Distilled Water... 1 pint Process This old Italian formula produces a rich brown patina. Apply even
Light Green
Ingredients Ammonium Chloride... 16 units Sodium Chloride... 16 units Cupric Sulfate (optional)... 16 units Ammonium Hydroxide... 16 units Process A cold process, opaque patina which s
Light to Dark Brown
Ingredients Ferric Nitrate... 1/2 tsp [MORE INFO] Distilled Water... 1 pint Process Heat metal and apply liquid. (Red to reddish brown has also been reported using this recipe.)
Rainbow Patina: Copper
Rainbow Patina: Copper   This patina was made specifically for use on copper. It will not work on brass or bronze. Preparation of Copper:   This is a cold patina. Please allow a
Rust Brown
Ingredients Ferric Nitrate 1 to 3 teaspoons Ferric chloride 1 to 3 teaspoons Water 1 pint   Process Always add chemicals to water never add water to chemicals. This solution shoul
Silver patina (Torch technique)
Ingredients approx. ˝ tsp. silver nitrate approx. 1 cup water (250ml) Directions This is a very easy patina to use - it sticks and reacts well on brass. You should wear long sleeves and g
This formula produces a Matt Grey Green patina on your surface like the one below.
Here is the formula: 1 oz. Ammonium Chloride 1 oz. Cupric Chloride 1 oz. Cupric Sulfate 1 oz. Cupric Carbonate 1 Pint Distilled Water It takes about three hours for this patina to w
White (Torch technique)
Ingredients 1 heaping tbsp bismuth nitrate 1 heaping tbsp titanium dioxide 1 heaping tbsp stannic oxide approx. 1 liter water (optional: several drops of sodium silicate) Directions
White patina,
White Patina Bismuth Nitrate: 4 tablespoons Tin Oxide: 4 tablespoons Titanium Dioxide: 4 tablespoons Water: 1 pint Nitric Acid: 2 drops (helps bite)   This amazing patina mu