How To Age Copper
Watch more Great Craft Ideas videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/117-Great-Craft-Ideas Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Add a patina to a copper object. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Wear rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection when working with commercial cleaning compounds. Step 1: Clean the surface Remove any dirt, oil, or grease from the surface of the copper object. They will interfere with the chemical action of the aging solution. Tip Use a commercial chemical metal cleaner such as trisodium phosphate to clean the surface. Step 2: Prepare an ammonium chloride solution Add ammonium chloride crystals to water until no more will dissolve, and brush the solution on the thoroughly cleaned copper surface. Tip Ammonium chloride crystals are sold commercially as sal ammoniac. Step 3: Prepare a patina solution Make a patina solution using one cup each of lemon juice, table salt, household ammonia, and vinegar Step 4: Apply the patina solution to the copper surface Apply the solution to the clean metal surface and allow it to react. Did You Know? Did you know? Copper is second only to silver in its ability to conduct electricity, and is an excellent conductor of heat.