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Patina Chemicals List

This short list presents many of the chemicals that are in use by metal artists to create different colored patinas. See our list of simplified formulas to get an idea of what color can be produced by what chemical combination. We also offer a brief introduction to patinas that discusses basic equipment and preparation techniques.
Patina ChemicalCat. No.  
Acetic Acid, 6% NC-2271 Buy Acetic Acid, 6%
Ammonium Chloride NC-0046 Buy Ammonium Chloride
Ammonium Hydroxide NC-2095  Buy Ammonium Hydroxide
Bismuth Nitrate NC-1483 Buy Bismuth Nitrate
Calcium Chloride NC-3361 Buy Calcium Chloride
Cupric Acetate NC-0301 Buy Cupric Acetate
Cupric Nitrate NC-0303 Buy Cupric Nitrate
Cupric Sulfate NC-0304 Buy Cupric Sulfate
Ferric Chloride NC-0368 Buy Ferric Chloride
Ferric Nitrate NC-11220 Buy Ferric Nitrate
Ferric Nitrate NC-11272 Buy Ferric Nitrate
Ferrous Sulfate NC-6261 Buy Ferrous Sulfate
Glacial Acetic Acid NC-6077 Buy Glacial Acetic Acid
Lead Acetate NC-7144 Buy Lead Acetate
Nitric Acid Concentrated Haz* NC-0671 Buy Nitric Acid Concentrated
Nitric Acid 10% Haz* NC-3584 Buy Nitric Acid 10%
Oxalic Acid NC-0676 Buy Oxalic Acid
Potassium Permanganate NC-0744 Buy Potassium Permanganate
Sodium Acetate NC-6330 Buy Sodium Acetate
Sodium Chloride NC-0870 Buy Sodium Chloride
Sodium Thiosulfate NC-0886 Buy Sodium Thiosulfate
Sulfurated Potash NC-0729 Buy Sulfurated Potash
Sulfuric Acid 10% NC-2802 Buy Sulfuric Acid 10%
Zinc Sulfate NC-6782 Buy Zinc Sulfate

Haz* =Additional hazardous materials shipping charge applies.