Although most of our products are sold as raw copper some have an applied patina with a high grade polyurethane clear cloat. This clear coat lacquer protects your piece from tarnishing further and from damaging the patina.
Care & maintenance is very simple and easy with this finish. Some simple dos and don'ts will protect it for many many years.
*Do dust lightly with a soft cloth only. Do not apply furniture polish!
*Do use warm soapy water on a soft cloth to remove food splashes and fingerprints. A mild detergent, such as Dawn, will be sufficient. Buff with a clean & dry soft cloth.
*Do not use abrasive scourers or sponges.
*Do not use kitchen or bathroom cleaning products, such as Mean Green, Mr Muscle etc. These will damage the surface. Avoid acidic or ammonia based cleaners - commercial or home made - that might "eat through" the protection and ruin your beautiful patina.
Examples of our products with the protective clear lacquer:previous newsletter for tips on cleaning your raw/ non-lacquered copper pieces.