refinishing metal


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Old 08-14-02, 06:19 PM
teresaw
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Question refinishing metal

I am looking for a way to make a new, shiny brass-finish door latch match drawer pulls on a 60 year old cabinet. The drawer pulls are a dark, almost black metal finish. Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-19-02, 05:35 PM
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you can get ageing kits for brass. sorta gets you a green look.
I have used a burnt umber toner to darken brass.it somtimes is somthing you have to experment with until you get it right.
Burnt Umber is a color of a lac. toner. if you use this make sure that the brass is totally free of any finish , oils .ect. then you tone to disired color and seal it in with a good clear lacq.
Just my input may be better ways.
Charles
 
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Old 08-21-02, 05:56 PM
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Van Dyke's Restorations sells the kits for antiquing metal. Check it out at

http://www.vandykes.com

They off a free catalog. Ask for it on their home page.
 
 

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