Antique Bronze (copper) sink


Old 09-22-09, 02:11 PM
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Antique Bronze (copper) sink

How can I restore the brown antique finish that was on my copper sink when I bought it? It now is several shades of copper and Tin.
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Old 09-23-09, 05:28 AM
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Check craft/hobby stores. There are tarnishing & patina solutions made to quickly create the agged & tarnished look. You can also check at stained glass stores.

If you want to go more old school copper can be tarnished with a mixture of yellow sulfur (got your old chemistry set lying around, also available at some drug stores) and vaseline or water. Mix about 1 part sulfer to 5 parts vaseline or water. The vaseline will make a paste that will stick to the sides of the sink but is a pain to clean off. The water is easier to clean but has to be constantly sponged or brushed onto the sides.

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