XL Patina Gel is Liver of sulphur in a stabilized gel form!
This is a convenient, economical, and easy way to use liver of sulphur. XL Patina Gel is that it doesn't degrade in light or air the way the lump form or usual liquid liver of sulphur does.
As you're probably aware, liver of sulphur in chunk form is very unstable and goes dead in a few hours if left uncovered or exposed to light. Not this - the XL Gel will remain fresh even if you've forgotten to put the lid on.
To test the shelf life of XL Gel, a sample container was left uncovered. After a year a thin skin had formed on the surface. The skin was stirred into the gel, and it was mixed up with water. The aged Patina Gel performed identical to another batch made from fresh Patina Gel (we still recommend you keep the lid on, in particular to keep the XL Gel clean!).
XL Patina Gel is economical to use. With the clever flip-top dropper, you will only use what you need. No more digging for the "right sized chunk" or wasting pieces that are too large. No more throwing out a whole container because the lid was not on just right. It's always fresh and always ready to use, and just a 1/4 teaspoon of the gel is enough to make 177ml of strong patina solution. Try using it straight from the container, by brushing it on and then dipping the piece in hot water. Or use it in the traditional way by mixing a little in some hot water. XL Gel is safe and non-flammable so is safe for international shipping. This a clever little bottle, small and easy to pack with your tools, and a flip-top lid, with a dropper, making it easy to get just the right amount - without a mess!
30ml (1 fl.oz)
Works well and seems to last well
A fabulous product. Great colours, easy to use and lasts ages.
I used this product to oxidize a number of 925 sterling silver bracelets, and after polishing them, the results were lovely.
Great product at a great price in Europe. The solution stinks but that's the nature of the chemical, better to use it with lots of ventilation or outside.Only a drop of solution is needed to oxidize a lot of metal.Very fast results by adding boiled water.(Better than wasting boiled eggs) Metal Clay Ltd service was great.Product was shipped and arrived very fast.Will definetly come back to buy more.
This is an excellent product. My friends have also been using it for years. Not messy, convenient and efficient.
It's a great product, the shipping was fast - I'm absolutely satisfied!
What a treat this substance is! All the time, the same, consistent result! On copper, bronze, brass and whatnot! Many people doesn't know, that before the liver of sulphur, was offered in small rocks, anhydrous and you had to dissolve a rock into water, you used that for patina an object or two, then in the next minute you had to throw away. God forbid, if you forgot the jar opened, for few hours, because the anhydrous substance draw the water from the atmosphere became a mush and needed to throw away all the jar. Then they came up with a concentrated solution, to which many are so addicted, but they forget to tell you, that after a while, it loost the potency and became weaker and weaker. So bye-bye, consistent results. Now, some people complaining about this quality and strong substance, because it smells! Can you believe how spoiled we became these days? If you don't like to have a consistent and intense patine, just because you have an sensitive olfactory apparatus, then go learn how to patina with the torch and don't waste your money on liver of sulphur at all! Many people are complaining about how the gel isn't coming easy out from the container. They are right, because of the consistency of gel, it is more viscous and doesn't come out, easy. So, the way it is packed doesn't fit with it's physical properties. But that;s it, learn to overcame the difficulties and not only complain! Facing same problem, people complained, I devised a method that I'm using with good results! I unscrew the bottle cap. Then, using a long toothpick I dip it in the gel. Then I wash the toothpick with a drop of gel attached to it, in an 800 grams glass jar filled with hot water. The color from the diluted substance is a very light yellow. But this light yellow solution darken an entire copper cuff in a matter of few seconds. And also 5 or 6 more cuffs in a matter of 10 minutes. After that, it has no power anymore. Liquid from yellowish, turn milky and start and at that phase start smelling of sulphur (rotten eggs) and you need to throw away because doesn't do the job anymore. Bu that chemical seem not to affect the skin as sometimes had on my hands some drops of it, etc. I'm using always and consistent. Not even visible I used something by looking to my plastic bottle, it's so economic. I would recommend anybody is a hightech product. I would love to see on Metal Clay site, also Baldwin's patina, that colors only copper leaving silver intact, very useful for Mokume Gane.
perfect product, fast shippment. THANK YOU
I have tried this gel, neat, on copper and have been delighted with the result. I dropped a 'blob' of the gel onto copper sheet that I had previously cleaned with fine wire wool. The reaction happened speedily and, around the 'blob' of gel, a halo of deep magenta and cyan blue appeared. I am looking forward to trying it out on sterling silver by dipping in hot water. I appreciate the handy bottle holding a sufficient quantity for a home hobbyist. My order arrived in A1 condition - no leaks and protected in a plastic, press-to-seal, bag.