For people:

  • Keep Jax Products out of the reach of children.
  • Read all label information before use.
  • Use outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Avoid release into to the environment.
  • Do not breathe mist/vapors/spray.
  • Wear gloves, eye, and face protection/body protection.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling and using Jax Products.

For the planet:

  • Jax Products are non-flammable.
  • Do not mix Jax Products together or with any other chemical.
  • Store Jax Products at room temperature in tightly closed, original containers.
  • Use Jax Products only in plastic containers.
  • Do not reuse empty Jax bottles and dispose of empty containers properly.

Fundamentals of Use

All Jax products are safe to use indoors, but as stated above we advise using them outdoors or in well-ventilated areas.

The desired effect for most Jax products should be achieved in less than 30 seconds. However, the Jax Green Patina does NOT work instantaneously. Avoid the tendency to continue playing with the Green Patina solution on the metal — apply it, walk away, and revisit the piece the next day.

To achieve uniform coverage, we recommend dipping (when possible) rather than applying with a brush or cloth.

Experimentation is a natural aspect of patina use in most situations. Don’t be afraid to see what works and doesn’t work.

All Jax blackeners, darkeners and patinas can be removed with steel wool or Scotch-Brite.

While all Jax products produce finishes that are safe to touch after they have been applied and washed off, they are not safe to eat. We do NOT recommend any of the Jax products for use on objects that will go into mouths, such as cutlery and tableware.

Before applying a Jax product, make sure your surface has been cleaned of surface dirt, grime, oil, grease or fingerprints. We recommend cleaning with Dawn dishwashing liquid. Use solvents or more aggressive cleaning methods only if necessary, and then wash your surface well to eliminate residue.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are now called Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and they are available at