So you are thinking of buying your first copper sink, or your new beautiful copper sink has just been installed and you are now wondering how difficult it’s going to be to look after it and clean it.
Don’t worry it’s easy and I tell you how.
Before we begin, it’s important to remember to take into account that copper does naturally change color over time, and that is part of its charm!
Unless treated with wax, copper sinks will more often than not darken over time, so they will look more rustic as they age.
That being said, if your sink is untreated and you want to preserve the color at any given stage in the process, you can!
Simply apply a wax. You can also reapply every 2 to 3 weeks or as needed.
And just one word of caution: It’s important to avoid leaving anything acidic in the sink. Grapefruit and tomato, for example, will leave behind a bright shiny stain.
That being said, don’t panic, it’s not the end of the world if this happens. The copper will gradually heal itself over time. So sooner or later it will blend back into a natural-looking mix of coppery tones.
Cleaning a Copper Sink
Frequency is the key: Use a soft cloth (to prevent scratching your sink) and just soap and water, nothing else. Wipe any residue away – and that’s it! You are good to go.
Told you it was easy!
Here’s a little tip:
If you want to add a protective barrier try Skinkology’s, Copper CareIQ Kit. (Many of their sinks actually include a free kit).
But Will My Copper Sink Eventually Start to Turn Green?
Simple answer? No.
Your copper sink is very unlikely to turn green. Copper will only turn green when exposed to certain conditions – usually only found outdoors. Extreme temperature changes, salty air, and other harsh weather conditions all play a part.