The zinc arrived at half the cost but not quite as I had anticipated. The zinc was not polished and did not have an enamel back coating as requested, (like when purchased from a printmaking supplier). Instead the zinc had a grey textured surface on both sides.
I quickly went to work with steel wool and metal polish and bought the zinc back to a shiny smooth surface. I then applied metal polish with a rag to give it the final smooth polish required for etching.
Materials you will need for polishing zinc:
- Steel wool
- Metal polish
A little elbow grease and determination transformed my disappointment into enthusiasm in no time. I'm now ready to work on my next commission.
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