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What's the difference between verdigris and patina?
I think (not sure, but no one else has piped up) the difference is stability. The defining element of a patina is its stability, while verdegris describes a problem that might or might not be active corrosion.18.104.22.168 14:07, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
What is this line supposed to mean? "When creating a forgery potato mold is added as a substitute for Patina." Is the following more accurate? "When creating a forgery [antique sculpture?] potato mold is added to create a patina." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:30, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
- the line means that potato mold has a look that is similar to that of patina, and can be put onmetal objects to make it look like it has patina, which, if it did have patina, would increase it's value.
Noble Rust redirects here, but it isn't mentioned as a synonym in the article. There may be other synonyms, but noble rust is probably the most notable and should be mentioned somewhere. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:49, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
a patina s not only a product of age
A patina is the term used to indicate the finish of a bronze sculpture after it has been removed from its negative and has been chased. The patina is acquired from an application of heat and chemicals. Artists keep secret their recipes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Noakk (talk • contribs) 19:37, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure what the purpose of the sentence with the Chinese characture is? I'd delete it or else add more explanation. Chris (can't be bothered to sign in) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:47, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
I agree. And why is it in the "advantages" section?! I don't understand how a Chinese mistranslation is an advantage. I deleted it. For reference, the sentence in questions was "The Chinese translation is not quite right where it applies to rust on copper; it should be simply "铜绿"." - Also, it was not cited or relevant.184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:46, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Usage of term colloquially/figuratively
E.g. In "The Making of Truth Serum' by Alison Winter, 2005, the author writes: "It argues that truth serum had the patina of modern science but produced a phenomenon that could be understood and evaluated by everyman"
I don't know how common this usage of the term is, but perhaps it could be briefly mentioned in the introduction.
The Nordic embassies were made of 4000 pre - patinated tiles to facilitate their even texture. It should therefore be under applied patina, not acquired patina. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:52, 18 October 2013 (UTC)