Liquid Oxidising Solution for silver - Liver of Sulphur
Use after firing and polishing to give a patina, oxidised, or antique effect to silver. Great for enhancing textures and patterns on the silver.
Clean your silver with a mixture of baking soda and hot water before using the LOS.
Simply mix a few drops with warm water and dip your piece until you have reach the desired effect, then rinse with clean water. You can also dab the mixture on with a brush for special effects, or to keep it to a specific area only. Mix the LOS with cooler water to give a slower reaction, it can also give you a lovely rainbow effect.
Rinse well with cold water once you have reached the colour you're after.
This is a safe and non-toxic product; it is traditionally used as a bath solution in Japan for treating all sorts of ailments!
Keep in a dark place, and replace the cap straight away to stop the product "going off". Please note: this natural solution can crystalise, this is normal and won't cause a problem. You can still mix the crystals and solution by diluting them with hot water and stirring well.
Convenient little size of 6ml. Also available in a larger bottle, 490ml - click here.
We also sell the handy long life patina gel - XL Gel - a gel you use in the same way as the Liver of Sulphur. This gel lasts for years and years.
Don't like the result? A quick way to remove the patina from a fine silver or metal clay piece is to simply burn it off with a torch.
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I had never used this before and was a bit nervous in case I spoiled the piece but followed your instructions carefully and watched as it slowly changed colour until I reached the effect I wanted. I found it very easy to use and was impressed with the result. I would recommend this product.
This bottle is a great way to give liver of sulphur a go. You don't need much for each use do it goes a long way. I put off buying LOS for a long time but metalclay.co.uk made it easy by outlining all the info about it.
A little goes a long way! Oxidises silver perfectly.
Great price, quick delivery, great product. Does exactly what is is meant for.
Perfect for emphasising the little grooves on textured jewellery!
As a first time user of LOS it was simple, cheap and effective. Perfect if you aren't going to be doing alot of items.
I've only used this once but am pleased with the results. I still need to practise but it's a perfect size for a beginner.
I used this product to oxidise copper sheet for a textile artwork. Excellent result, easy to use although the name says it, a bit smelly !
I only wanted a little LOS as am starting experimenting with it so didn't want to buy a massive amount. This size was perfect for me.