|Add a drop or two of patina gel to a bowl of warm water.
The water should not be boiling as that would create harmful sulfur-dioxide fumes. Stir the water to mix in the gel.
Note: The darker the color the less control you will have on the colors achieved in the patina process.
|While wearing a glove, dip the polished and cleaned metal into the solution.|
||Remove the item and dip it into a bowl of plain cold water.
Repeat Step 4 and 5 until you are happy with the net result of the patina.
The dipping process will be like adding multiple layers of patina rather than just one, it will also allow you to control the colors on the metal better; you may like the gold or purple achieved mid-way to black.
Rinse the piece in clean water then dry it.
|Wrap the Moonshine polishing cloth around the handle of a tool then rub the cloth against the surface of the piece you patinated.
Polishing the piece this way will remove the patina from the high areas and leave the patina in any recesses. If you don't wrap the cloth around a stick, the cloth will conform to the surface of the item and remove the patina from all levels.
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