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Blackening Steel

Postby jim8014 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:26 pm

I am doing some work for an architect and a cabinet maker that really likes blackened steel, any of you guys done this process? I would be very interested in any tips or cautions to look out for?

Jim

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Re: Blackening Steel

Postby little blue choo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:30 am

Check out this link. I think this is what you are looking for. Works great for me.
https://steelfxpatinas.com/shop/steel-patinas/black-fx/

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Re: Blackening Steel

Postby J3mbeck » Mon May 07, 2018 8:23 pm

Can you use hot rolled and skip the whole black process? We've been blackening for about 12 years and have finally found process that works well. You can see some of our work here: http://www.johnbecksteel.com

Happy to help where I can. We use Birchwood Casey for black and Sherwin Williams Polane and Opex for clears.

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Re: Blackening Steel

Postby rbmgf7 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:04 pm

I bought some Sculpt Nouveau Black Magic patina. Only dabbled a little on a test piece but it blackens cold roll pretty well.

Here's one video demonstrating the Black Magic on some steel: https://youtu.be/z0SM7M3FUP8


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