A liquid solution for oxidizing the surface of metal. It is not an acid and not considered a hazardous material, but it does STINK so use in a well ventilated area.
Best for copper. Also works on silver and silver filled. Does not work with brass, nickel silver, gold-filled or aluminum.
Learn how to work with Liver of Sulfur in a safe manner as well as more about storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill-handling procedures by clicking on the Materials Data Safety Sheet.
I really prefer the liquid Liver of Sulfur over the solid rock form because you don't have to wait for it to dissolve. Also, every time I have purchased the rock form, it has expired before I had a chance to use it all. Liquid Liver of Sulfur will weaken over years but if you keep it super airtight and in a cool dark place, it will extend the shelf life. Personally, I haven't seen it happen (my bottle has lasted a long time) but in theory, there is the potential that it could weaken over time.
This is a 4 ounce bottle of liquid concentrate. You will be diluting only a small amount with water . The bottle has instructions for using it with Copper, so we have included our own instructions with the bottle for using it with Silver.
Liver of Sulfur
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Be sure to watch the video. It gets the job done. It works very quickly. I left my copper in for a very short time and it left it with a thick layer of black which only steel wool would remove. The next time I used it I 1 layer at a time on and it also turned very quickly. Have your supplies close to use. I actually wanted a more colorful color which I obtained by using a hot boiled egg smashed in a bag. Beautiful color on copper. Be sure to use just alittle rather than more of this product you can always go back and add more.
I agree that watching the video is key! Quality product that brings quality results!