Category Archives: Patina

Which Solder Should I Use?

There are several kinds of solder available for stained glass work. Are you always using the right kind? There’s a lot of good advice and information on the Internet. There’s also a lot that isn’t. That’s the trouble with the … Continue reading

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Make your own Copper Patina for Lead and Solder

For a small fraction of the price of a bottle of copper patina solution you could be buying a lifetime’s supply of the active ingredient – and just add water. The chemical you need is called copper(II)sulphate pentahydrate (CuSO4.5H20) and … Continue reading

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