Patina Instructions/ How to Use Patina
1. After soldering wipe finished solder with a piece of 0000 (super fine) steel wool.
2. Clean with a non-ammonium cleaner (that means NO window cleaners). A spray bottle filled with alcohol from your medicine cabinet works. Kwik Klean is another cleaner that uses enzymes. It is safe, non corrosive, and non caustic.
3. Apply patina with a clean acid/Flux Brush Or a Q-Tip
4. Clean again.
5. Most importantly, you need to finish off with a metal polish to shine & protect that patina altered solder.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANTIQUE LOOK
Antique your solder with Patinas! Using both Black & Copper Patina combined is a great way to achieve this.
After soldering piece, steel wool solder with 0000 super fine wool, clean & apply black patina by brushing it on with acid/flux brush or Qtip.
Next, go over solder again with steel wool (which lightens up that black patina), clean again & apply some copper patina. Working with this back and forth you can create really cool antique looks.