Brass bedside table – Many prefer the appearance of antique brass to light polished surface typical of new brass pieces, especially in this post about beside table. But there is no reason to wait for the change to take place on its own the natural corrosive process that produces the darker appearance of old brass can take years. With some simple deliveries, new brass can be given an antique patina for about an hour. The process is simple and safe, as long as common sense precautions are observed.
Start this project to make antique brass bedside table with clean the brass part. Use acetone (available on any hardware store) to remove dirt and corrosion. If there is stubborn corrosion, use a mild abrasive; Very fine sandpaper works, like toothpaste. Heat brass in an open fire. Grasping the part with your pliers, hold it in a flame (the flame from a gas stove works well for this) until it glows orange. The fire will burn off any impurities on the brass, which can create stains when the chemical solution reacts with the metal. Lower brass in brass-dark or brass patina solution, using glass jar. These solutions are a mixture of copper sulphate and nitric acid, and they will react with brass to give an older appearance. Patina solutions are available at each glass delivery store, or can be ordered online. A good brand is Brass Darker Solution, which is available online.
Check the solution regularly. Check the brass every 15 minutes-the color will get gradually darker. The total time of immersion in the solution will vary depending on your taste, the mark of the solution and brass, but you should deposit at least one hour for immersion. When you are satisfied with patina, remove brass and rinse with cold tap water. Wipe with a towel or a soft cloth, given that rub the brass with the cloth will also polish it and make it shine. Tips and warnings in this brass bedside table project, be careful not to splash the solution-it is not very corrosive, but be sure to not get it in your eyes.