Morgan C
Morgan C
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Asked on Apr 3, 2012

Is there any way to make copper patina faster than normal?

Douglas HuntBonnie BMorgan C
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I have copper tops on my fence and some are still shiny while others have started to turn. I want them all to be the same if thats possible.
4 answers
  • Morgan C
    on Apr 3, 2012

    is there any way to make copper patina faster than normal? i have copper tops on my fence and some are still shiny while others have started to turn. i want them all to be the same if thats possible.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 3, 2012

    Morgan, they may have been sealed with something to reduce the patination. I had exactly that issue with post caps I bought. Try scrubbing them with steel wool, then wiping on vinegar or lemon juice.

  • Bonnie B
    on Apr 4, 2012

    Thanks! for the hint, Douglas. I just installed copper fence post caps and I am going to make note of your "scoop" in my file for future use.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 4, 2012

    Bonnie, some manufacturers are apparently under the impression that people do not want copper to do what it is supposed to do. I am not in that camp.

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