Copper has a living surface so it will continually lighten and darken in time creating the beautiful rich patina you see now. Reason it does this is to protect itself from chemicals, anything acidic, or any other harsh elements. This natural process is what gives copper its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. If you wipe a sink down with a soft cloth you will commonly see a bit of brown/patina come off on the cloth, this is normal. In addition, if anything acidic or chemical based is allowed to sit on the sink surface, the patina will be stripped and expose the raw copper. The copper will then do what it does best and start to protect itself or re-patina itself until it eventually reaches its equilibrium and matches the rest of the sink. How do you speed up this process? The more water and oxygen come into contact with the raw spot, the faster it will patina. Copper is constantly trying to stay at its equilibrium and will absolutely not stay in its raw state. NOTE: There is no finish applied to any of Premier’s Copper Products. They are 99.7% pure copper, the other .3% are trace minerals, none of which are lead!
1. Since each sink is handmade, we do not provide a template as each sink varies slightly in size. If a template is needed, please make a template from your actual sink. Do not go off listed dimensions as there may be small variances.
2. To ensure a seamless installation, have your plumber use clear “neutral cure” silicone or our Premier Copper Products brand bronze colored “neutral cure” silicone (Model: C900- ORB) to install the drain and copper sink. Plumbers putty is white and will contrast with the copper sink and bronze drain. NOTE: Premier Copper Products offers a wide variety of matching accessories for the home. If you need a matching drain, faucet, orb installation silicone, or any other matching accessory, please contact your local dealer.
Wondering how our copper products are made? Or how to install your copper sink? Do we offer different colors? We‘re happy to answer all of your questions, so you can feel confident about your copper product.
Premier’s copper products are 99.7% pure copper, the other .3% are trace minerals, none of which are lead. See here how this rustic and unique material weathers beautifully over time and how to care for it.
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