Sinks. Sunday , September 24th , 2017 - 11:20:40 AM
Copper sinks often come in various finishes from a bright copper finish (like a new penny) to a dark patina (we call ours \"Dark Smoke\") and everything in between. The copper finish you choose is a matter of personal taste, but oftentimes our clients prefer the more \"weathered\" patinas to avoid the upkeep or uncertainty associated with shiny copper. If you want to slow down the patina process, try applying a wax like \"Renaissance Wax\". Applied every few months, the wax will provide a barrier between the copper and the environment.
Copper is man’s oldest metal, dating back more than 10,000 years. Its use in the home in modern times ranges from copper tubing in your plumbing system to some of the finest cookware available. Restaurateurs, hoteliers and interior decorators look to copper and brass as naturally inviting metals that make a statement of quality, comfort and beauty. It is no wonder that copper has also become a popular material for sinks in the kitchen, bath and bar.
I am a fan of copper sinks. I think they are rugged yet elegant - especially as they age. The rich highlights and undertones of the patina process are constantly evolving. A copper finish is a \"living finish\" and never really stops changing in color. That being said, the evolution of a copper finish is gradual, and as it ages it becomes even more handsome. You can greatly reduce this change with the use of wax or even a lacquer product, but personally I like to let the copper evolve. Most often this process results in a mellow brownish weathered copper patina. I like to refer to it as the basins soul.
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