I know I can buy verdigris solutions (or just bury the piece in the
cat box) if I want the green color , but I have an expensive entrance
set that was finished in a "Venetian Bronze" patina. The patina is
worn off of the areas where it gets frequent contact and the
manufacturer (Baldwin) is not able to supply the materials to restore
the worn area. The rep I spoke with mentioned that they use a copper
sulphate process, followed by an oxidizing finish called Ebenol that
gives it the rich dark color.
Does any one have any ideas for home recipes that can reproduce this
patina - or something close enough that there is not such a stark
contrast between the original unworn surfaces and the now-just-brass
surface that I have on some areas?
8 years ago