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Patinas for Metals

Most stained glass projects end with an application of some sort of patina to change the color of the metal to some other color. Oddly enough, copper foil starts out copper colored (naturally), becomes silver colored with the application of solder, then returns to a copper color with the application of Copper Patina.

The black patinas simply turn your gray metals (solder, lead and zinc) to dark gray or black, depending on how long you leave the patina on before wiping it off.

All of these patinas are composed of nasty chemicals like sulphuric acid, copper sulphate, nitric acid, and selenium dioxide, so put on those protective gloves and get the kids out of the room.

Novacan Super Brite Copper Patina for Solder, 8 oz.
Novacan Super Brite Copper Patina for Solder, 8 oz.
Item no: 7348
Novacan item: 50230
Retail price: $6.61/each
In stock: 2 (units: each)
Expected soon:  72  (units: each)
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Copper Sulphate Solution for darkening solder to a copper hue, especially on copper foil work. (Will not work on lead came.) Apply with a brush at room temperature, or heat to 140 degrees F for varying effects. This product will work best on freshly soldered work that is clean of flux. Eight ounce bottle.
Restrictions: This item cannot be shipped by Priority Mail or Express Mail
Novacan Black Patina, 8 oz.
Novacan Black Patina, 8 oz.
Item no: 7344
Novacan item: 50240
Retail price: $8.04/each
In stock: 10 (units: each)
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This will turn solder and lead to a very dark color. The longer you leave it on before cleaning it off, the darker your piece will become. Contains nasty stuff like Nitric Acid and Selenium Dioxide, so be sure to use latex or other protective gloves at all times. Nitric acid will remove fired-on paints and stains from medallions, stained glass church-type windows, etc. Use with extreme care when darkening foil around such projects. 8 ounce bottle.
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Novacan Black Patina, 16 oz.
Novacan Black Patina, 16 oz.
Item no: 7344L
Novacan item: 50240P
Retail price: $10.51/each
In stock: 3 (units: each)
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We've gotten requests for the popular Novacan patina in a larger size, so here you go. This will turn solder and lead to a very dark color. The longer you leave it on before cleaning it off, the darker your piece will become. 16 ounce bottle.
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Novacan Black Patina for Zinc, 8 oz.
Novacan Black Patina for Zinc, 8 oz.
Item no: 7344Z
Novacan item: 50250
Retail price: $6.50/each
In stock: 31 (units: each)
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When you want the zinc to be the same color as the lead in your panel, use Novacan Zinc Patina. 8 ounce bottle. Note: Due to the corrosive nature of patina, we are not able to ship this item to locations outside of the U.S.
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Brass Black, 3 oz.
Brass Black, 3 oz.
Item no: 7357
Birchwood Casey, LLC item: 15225
Retail price: $25.04
3 or more $22.54 (10% discount)
6 or more $20.03 (20% discount)
In stock: 13 
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A chemical solution that will turn raw brass to the color of weathered antique brass. Use on vase caps, loops, finials, etc. Not usable on white metal lamp bases. Apply with brush. 3 oz. bottle.