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copper awning over bay windows

Posted by ddgg (My Page) on
Fri, May 12, 06 at 12:41

I have a couple of copper awnings over my bay windows on the front of my 35 year old home. They have had paint dripped on them, they have turned nearly black with some spots of green patina beginning to form. They are not pretty. Is there a way I could restore them somewhat back to a copper color. I would love to be able to do that and seal them. I have found a product online called Copper Bright Copper Cleaner. Anybody had any experience with that product or any others? Thanks for any input.
Debbie


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RE: copper awning over bay windows

I freely admit that I am not a metal work person and that I am no expert at all, but many people wait years/decades for their copper to "turn" to brown and verdigris. This is generally a wanted change. People apply accelerators to their shiny copper or brown weathered copper to make this slow oxidation faster than the decades it really takes naturally. You could use a copper cleaner/polisher and/or some steel wool or sandpaper to restore the shiny copper look, but you'll have to apply some kind of urethane or finish to keep it from turning brown and starting the patina process over again. Plan on using plenty of elbow grease.


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