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How To Age Copper

Watch more Great Craft Ideas videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - 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: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - 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.
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