Green patina on copper

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Old 06-19-11, 07:45 PM
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Green patina on copper

I cannot get more than a pale green sdhade with the craft-store patina green solution I'm using. Instructions say to repeat applications to increase the color, but added applications just wipe off the previous ones. Are there DIY solutions that work as well if not better than this? Or is there a commercial solution that's sure-fire?

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Old 06-20-11, 04:19 AM
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Welcome to the forums!! Is the copper you are using raw, or is there a finish on it to prevent it from turning? You may have to wipe down the copper with a solvent to remove the finish so you can get down to the copper itself. Of course if you aren't in a hurry, nature does a wonderful job at it. Just leave it in the weather a month or so.
 
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