The copper sinks offered by Copper Sinks Direct only come in 2 specific colors. Dark or Medium patina are our only real recommended choices. Can our factory make the other colors see offered on other sites, sure we can. But no one, including our Copperhead factory can guarntee the color of any other finishes.
Dark is what it is, the natural fire process to achieve an oxidation of the copper. Medium is the dark that has been burnished back to allow for the natural shiny copper undertone to show thru.
Will Medium oxidize to turn dark? “You bet it will.”
Can you turn it back to medium, “yes you can.”
You can burnish it back to it’s original brillance with a fine steel wool.
All you are doing is brushing away the oxidation in the high spots in the hammering to show the shiny copper underneath. The best of both worlds, you can let it darken for a change of pace, or lighten it even more should it begin to look too dark for your liking.
Will it darken immediatley? No. it will take time and would not be noticable unless there was a light spot that as made by harsh cleaners, or acidic foods. The shiny spots will darken down with in a few weeks. Otherwise, in the medium sink, you could notice the change more in the shiny areas of the sink, however, this is fixable with the brushing of the steel wool.
So Dark and Medium are the self correcting color choice that we recommend to all of our customer. Can and will we make a custom color? Sure we can, but remember, it will darken.
The dark patina can be incorporated into the rustic as well as the contemporary stlyes.
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More blogs to come…lots to say, not enough time in the day.
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