Copper is a very warm and shiny metal. It changes with time due to its reactive nature – its surface oxidizes fast and easy, developing a thin layer called patina. Colors of patina range from dark pink, light orange, dark orange, red, green, turquoise, till brown, dark brown and black. Most popular patina that develops on copper due to human touch or moisture is usually brown, dark brown or greenish.

If you wish to have your copper product stay shiny and clean no matter what, we recommend choosing the ‘VARNISHED COPPER’ finish. A thin layer of varnish is hardly visible, but lets the copper surface stay bright all the time.

On the other hand, if you wish to see your copper product age with time, getting some visible signs of touch and use, you can choose the ‘RAW COPPER’ finish. When the surface gets too dark for you, you can always clean it with a special liquids and soft tissue for copper or brass cleaning. After washing off the patina, wash the surface again with a wet, cold cloth to make it look like new – shiny and pink. When cleaning a metal lamp, make sure that it is not plugged into electric mains and that the sponge and cloth are squeezed properly. Be very careful not to moisture the electric wiring and bulb socket.


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