Stainless Black Patina is made specifically for stainless steel. It is not recommended for other metals, but on zinc and galvanized steel, it can produce a red-brown or weathered black patina. On stainless steel, this patina will be blue grey at first and then darken as more coats are applied. Stainless Black Patina works best at full strength, but can be diluted with distilled water if desired. A normal dilution range would be between 25% – 50%. In order for this patina to react, you must remove the nickel and chrome from the surface before applying the patina. Sandblasting is the recommended method but you may also use an orbital sander with 80 to 120 grit sandpaper, or the metal may also be soaked in muriatic acid. Apply by spray or immersion. Stainless Black patina works best used full strength. After application, rinse to neutralize. Tinted clear stains are beautiful when applied over this patina. When completely dry, apply a clear sealer or wax.
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