Snappy Brassy Girl
November 16, 2011 4:06 PM Subscribe
How can I apply a patina to the shiny brass snap fasteners on my jacket?
posted by bad grammar to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total)
I have a waxed cotton jacket with shiny brass snap fasteners that are too gaudy and blingy for my taste.
I'd like to apply a patina to make the brass snaps darker, more like old brass or an old penny.
Most of what I can find about aging brass on the internet relates to home furnishings and hardware, e.g. this one
. Buttons would be easy (just cut them off and soak them in the treatment, then sew them back on).
Unfortunately, this jacket has brass snap fasteners, the kind that are embedded in the fabric. I can't remove them and I don't want to damage the jacket. I'm looking for a treatment that I could apply with a paintbrush.
Washing the jacket with treatments or harsh soap is also something I don't want to do because you usually don't wash waxed cotton.