JAX Green Patina for Brass, Bronze and Copper
- Prepare and clean the surface to be treated
- Apply the JAX Green Patina
- Do NOT rinse off with water
To ensure the best results, clean your metal of all lacquer, oil, grease and wax. JAX manufactures metal cleaners that are optimal for prepping your metal, but there is no one cleaner that will guarantee perfection. Your choice of cleaner depends on what you are trying to remove from your metal. Regardless of what you use to clean your metal, we recommend using Dawn Dishwashing Liquid as the final step before applying the JAX Green Patina.
Wearing gloves is highly recommended as to not introduce oils from your hands to the metal. To be safe, eye protection is always recommended.
Use a stiff bristle brush and apply the JAX Green Patina directly to the metal. The initial coat is critical. Brush the patina onto the metal until a dull film appears. The appearance of the film indicates that the patina has adhered to, and is reacting on the metal. Additional coats may be applied. Allow each coat to thoroughly air-dry (24 hours) between coats is recommended. Unlike the JAX Blackeners and Darkeners, the JAX Green Patina does NOT work instantaneously.
We do NOT recommend applying JAX Green Patina by dipping your metal into JAX Green Patina.
Do NOT dilute the JAX Green Patina.
Once you are happy with your finish, you may wax, oil, or lacquer the metal as a final step, although in many cases leaving the metal “unprotected” may be desirable.
JAX products never expire, however, they can deteriorate over time if not cared for properly. Safety is the first priority. Always store JAX products at room temperature, in tightly closed original containers AND in a locked, safe place. Do not mix used product with fresh. Contaminating the original container will seriously reduce the shelf-life of the product.
Always use JAX Products in plastic or glass containers. When you dispose of used products and containers, please do so in at an approved waste disposal facility. Never reuse an empty JAX container.
Make sure to refer to the Safety Data Sheets for additional information before you begin. Do not mix JAX Products with any other chemicals.
It is always advisable to test JAX Green Patina in a small inconspicuous area to make sure that it does not adversely affect or damage the surface being treated.
For a more authentic look, first apply a JAX Darkener to the metal before applying the JAX Green Patina.
Do NOT apply JAX Green Patina to hot metal or roofs – the chemicals will simply evaporate and have little or no effect.