Hammered Copper Single Plug Outlet Cover With Screws Lsc202 For Sale
Installation & Care
No Special care required
Mexican Original Hand Hammered Copper Products
Copperis the absolute best product to use for bath/bar/kitchen applications. Copperis extremely easy to care for, (*just soap and water) and they naturally contain anti-bacterial properties. * germs and bacteria can't live on the surface of copper for more then a couple of hours in comparison to other materials where germs can survive for up to 3 weeks, Amazing!!!
Copper Sinks are hand formed from the finest quality copper available today. The Patinas are created by a firing process and will change over time, developing more interest and variations. A copper finish is a living finish and never really stops changing in color. You can greatly reduce this change with the use of an auto (Paste) wax and or furniture oil such as Pledge Lemon Oil. Sinks can also be sealed with olive oil (oils will darken and enrich color somewhat. Use the auto wax a few times a year or the Lemon oil as often as you like. Please be aware that all rustic sinks and tubs have a finish that is by nature uneven and variable in color and pattern. In addition, the dimensions and consistency of shape can vary considerably. We offer these sinks and tubs with the view that these variations are part of the rustic character and charm, and do not constitute defects.
The gauge of a Mexican copper sink is pretty standard to the region, at least for all copper coming out of Santa Clara. The standard for small bath and bar sinks is 18 gauge, while larger bar and kitchen sinks are 16 gauge and finally, tubs at 14 gauge. Our farmhouse sinks are the exception as their aprons are 14 gauge with a rolled over bottom edge to give added support. All farmhouse sinks also have structure tabs welded at the middle and the corners to give that apron added stability. I’d question anyone stating anything different on the gauge.
Care and Maintenence
To protect the finish on copper sinks avoid using abrasive cleaners. No coarse, acidic, or alcohol-based cleaners should be used. No Steel wool, Brillo pads, or wire brushes as they can may scratch copper surfaces. Clean with hot soapy water and scrub with a soft nylon brush. For Tough stains try using a paste of baking soda and water applied with a sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Copper sinks can be used for all normal household tasks but avoid prolonged surface exposure to acidic foods such as tomato sauce and citrus products. If these products sit overnight in direct contact with copper, the surface may discolor. Should the surface discolor, it will start to darken back down with use. This darkening process time will depend on how much use the sink gets. The more it is used, the faster the process.*Dimensions and patinas may vary slightly due to the handmade quality of our products.
Dark is the most requested and purchased color (patina). Dark is the natural progression of the copper color in the oxidation process. It is achieved with a heat process to accelerate the oxidation of the copper, or to age it. The dark patina, if lightened for any reason, will darken over time and with use. It is not an automatic process, but it does indeed start to darken in a matter of weeks, sometimes even days.There are several colors on the market these days that are quite beautiful. You will notice disclaimers that color is not guaranteed and may change with use. It will turn DARK as it does naturally. If it’s sealed with a lacquer, it could change, should the sealer crack or wear. Dark is natural, natural is best and can be utilized in a rustic or contemporary setting.
Copper is also malleable. Materials that are malleable can be hammered or stretched or rolled into various shapes with relative ease, while still maintaining their strength. Some metals, like copper, are also ductile, which means they are flexible. Should your sink arrive with a bent edge, it can be hammered back into position with little effort. Use a wooden or rubber mallet to straighten any edges that may have been altered in shipping.
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