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Antiquing Shiny, Polished Brass Sheet

Brass Sheet



We need to find a simple way to "antique" or make slightly brown brass sheet. We do not want the shiny, polish finish. This finish must remain permanent.

Thank you.

M. Weisbeck
design - Chicago, Illinois, USA


Dear M. Weisbeck,

If you want something semi-permanent, you can try PVD, maybe look up Baldwin Brass. If the brass is going outside, I can assure you that nothing will be permanent. You can oxidize the brass and clear coat it, but will need to refinish it occasionally. If you don't want a high gloss, get a flat lacquer. Or you can put a dyed lacquer over it and save the step of oxidizing. Either way, you'll need to refinish.

Good luck,

Jake Koch
G. J. Nikolas & Co., Inc.
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Bellwood, Illinois
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