netneut -- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN smiley you can have in metal finishing has been free for 22 years,
but without net neutrality we could soon
cease to exist. Do us a solid, click on
the banner, and contact congress today!
topic 6863

Chemical treatments to color steel surfaces

Jax Green Patina


My hobby is making steel wrought iron furniture and the normal way I have been finishing the surface is paint or powder coating. Is there anyone out there that can help me with some information on how to color steel with various chemicals to give different colours or textures. One example would be using a mixture of chemicals to give a gun blue/black surface like that on firearms. I have seen various colours used on metal such as a rusty surface, patina, or green mottled effect.

I have been to the local library and book stores and cannot find any information, probably due to not knowing the word which describes the staining of metal surfaces. Hope someone can help me out. Thank you

E. Dennis Davey
- Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada



Looking for something to color mild steel a green color ?

Thanks Sincerely, Greg Whitmire

greg whitmire
metal artist - post falls Idaho

This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Q or A to THIS thread START a NEW THREADView This Week's HOT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2017     -    Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.