Category: Retinning & restoration

Advice on the process of retinning and restoring vintage copper

Retinning & restoration | November 30, 2020

Guest post: Removing the layers

I’d been watching this pan on eBay for over a month and what attracted me to it was the stamp — “Specialité Hotelière Journel”.

Retinning & restoration | December 3, 2019

Can you spot the replaced rivets?

Rocky Mountain Retinning re-attached one handle of an antique pot with brand-new rivets. Can you tell which one?

Retinning & restoration | September 1, 2019

Picking a good tinner

(This is an extract from Bad tin, but I thought it worth surfacing as its own page.)

Retinning & restoration | July 29, 2019

To retin, or not to retin?

I can’t make the decision for you, but I can walk you through my process, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style.

Retinning & restoration | April 8, 2019

Bad tin

I had a bad experience with a retinning job, but I learned from it and I can help you avoid making the same mistakes I did.

Retinning & restoration | December 4, 2018

A tale of character loved and lost

Copper over years of use builds surface character; overly aggressive restoration can remove it.