Copper Red Patina Instructions

copper red patina

Copper Red Patina plus melted bronze lines

Prep the Copper

  • Cut the copper – this is best on copper at least .015″ thick
    • if you are planning on having it water jet cut later, add at least 1.5″ to your sizes
  • Sand the front with a 3M coarse grinder pads. This will hide the scratches that copper inevitably gets and create a nice pattern in the metal.
    • Alternately, use an orbital sander, 50 grit.  This is an attractive pattern.
  • If you are planning on brazing decorative lines – e.g. ovals, circles, zig zags – on the copper, now is the time to do that