Darkening Patina is most commonly used cold on bronze, brass, and copper to produce a beautiful brown finish. This patina is often diluted with distilled water before use to lighten the color. Normal colors will range from golden brown to very dark brown (almost black). On iron and steel, Darkening Patina will create a grey to black finish. On zinc, this patina will also be black.. This patina is oftentimes diluted with distilled water, otherwise the patina will be very dark. For a nice transparent brown, it may also be applied on iron and steel. Rinse to neutralize. Apply a clear sealer or wax after the patina is dry.
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