|Forum topic by brianP||posted 11-04-2010 02:54 PM||2510 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-04-2010 02:54 PM
I was wondering if anyone has any experience using JAX chemicals to create a dark patina on brass hardware. I am making some small drawer pulls and wanted to create a dark patina to accent some ebony inlay on the piece instead of the shiny brass. I know that there are a lot of formulas for patinas out there, but I choose JAX because it is quick and offered an option for brown-black and black.
Has anyone used this? I cleaned the part with mineral spirits and submerged it in the solution, per instructions. And within a few seconds the piece changed color and was within the color range I was looking for. The problem is as soon as I took it out, the oxidation rubbed off immediately, just by handling it with a cloth (no rubbing). Being that this was my first time using this, I thought maybe I didn’t leave it in long enough, so I tried several times but all had the same results, more or less. The oxidation came right off, in big flakes in some cases, immediately.
-- --Brian, Brooklyn, New York