It softens and lifts the paint up from the surface of the wood but does not discolor, raise the grain, or destroy the wood's natural patina .
And, therefore, it gains the sort of magical patina after a while.
A bright copper skin will gradually oxidize to a green patina that will blend into surrounding nature.
Uprights are one-inch copper pipes which will weather to a blue green patina to match the trim color of the house.
Over the generations it's acquired a patina of legend, and in a world of the instantaneous that has an attraction.
The pine bookshelves finished with only the unique patina of age, held an eclectic selection of literary works.
Trims were gilded and every bit of wood showing polished to a patina like glass.
It contains a small amount of copper and acquires a patina that resists corrosion.
Most of the scratchy lines and squiggles visible here are the green patina of oxidized bronze, not a part of the original coin as cast.
It is also non-magnetic, resists wear, and forms a green patina which makes it resistant to corrosion.