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Pennies How to Change Color of Pennies Pennies, 1/4 c white vinegar, 1 tsp salt, A clear, shallow bowl (not metal), Paper Towels. Mix salt & vinegar in bowl. Stir til salt dissolves. Add pennies. After 5 min, take out half of pennies; Put on paper towel. Remove rest of pennies. Rinse them really well under running water, & put on a paper towel. In abt 1 hour rinsed pennies will look shiny and unrinsed pennies will be coated with a blue-green compound called malachite.
Vintage Patina Tutorial on metal file cabinets...220 grit sand paper to remove sheen, chalk paint, rub with rag when almost dry, paste wax and dark briwax mixed with little silver craft paint.