I want one bottle of Jax Pewter Black. This could be shipped thru USPS in a flat rate box for less than $6. Why are you using UPS when they charge over $16?

Jax Pewter Black, like most of the Jax Products, is correctly classified as a hazardous material; USPS does not accept any hazardous materials in their system. Additionally the Jax website only gives an estimate of the shipping costs, in most cases, the actual shipping charges are less, especially when shipping to a commercial address. More…

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I’m looking for a permanent green patina that will stay on a large custom exterior copper chimney cap. Right now the patina comes right off, returning to bright metal if lightly wiped with a finger. The copper was pre-cleaned with Dawn & TSP by Scotch-Brite pad, rinsed and dried, and the Green Patina solution misted on. A cap will be installed after patina process and need to know how to prevent patina wipe off during installation and get more permanence. Any suggestions? Hair spray seems to protect temporarily.

Sounds like you are doing everything correctly. We would apply the Brown to the copper first and wash it off (and highlight it with a Scotch Brite pad and wash it again). While the metal is still wet we would apply the Green Patina with a stiff bristle brush (do not wash it off) let…

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I used your Black Darkener on a copper piece, and it was a beautiful color and had a wonderful finish when I took it out of solution but most of the color has flaked off. What causes this?

There are two main reasons for the finish flaking off. The first reason would be a problem with how the metal was prepared and cleaned. The more likely (and very common) application error is that the object has been left in the solution for too long. The object should be removed from the solution as…

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I have some pewter and brass pieces to blacken, and I was hoping to get them to be the same color. Are there any major differences in finish and color between the Jax Black and the Jax Pewter Black?

The Jax Pewter Black will definitely work on both the brass and the pewter and it will make them both the same color. For your information, the Jax Black will definitely work on the brass and MAY work on the pewter. The Jax Black will make the brass “blacker” than the Jax Pewter Black. There…

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I have brass knobs in my house from the 40s that look like dark copper. I also have newer bright shiny lacquered brass doorknobs that I hate. I am hoping to remove the lacquer and darken the modern doorknobs to match. Which darkening color would you recommend? Black, Brown-Black or Brown?

Jax Brown-Black is the product we would recommend, but you may have a major stumbling block in the removal of the lacquer on the new doorknobs. Chances are the clear lacquer over the brass is epoxy based, baked on or electrostatically applied (or a combination thereof). The Jax Products will only work on the metal…

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