Brass Patina

ventupeteJanuary 16, 2008

We had a shiny brass top rail installed on our wrought iron staircase railing. We really like the look of old brass that has a natural patina on it - the brass was not coated so that this could happen. The problem is that we live in a dry climate (LA) and after several months it hasn't changed much, if at all. Is there a way to hasten the process that can be done in place?

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blboise

Try wiping it down with some Ammonia and leave it on. You might try a small area first. wrap with towel so it doesn't dry right away.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 11:07PM
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davej_07

When I did archatectural sheetmetal and we worked on existing copper roofing we used urine diluted with a little water. I know it sounds gross and crazy but it did patina quite cuickly. IM sure the ammonia would probably work better and less disgusting than the aforementioned method. LOL

Dave

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 12:26PM
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