1.30.2018

How to protect copper from dimming

  I like to work with copper. It's absolutely wonderful metal. And especially I like its gentle pink color, like the color of human skin. But the copper dims quickly on the air without special protection.
And I have one advice how to avoid this.


After careful polishing with polish paste or pillows, I use a special Maas metal polish cream.


 Apply a bit of cream on a dry cloth and rub the copper. Wash the jewelry with warm water and soap.


But this is not enough. I put 2 layers of special metal lacquer Rustins on the copper. The second layer should be applied 4-8 hours after the first. Now your copper jewelry is securely protected.




5 comments:

  1. I always wondered how you protect the copper from oxidation! Thank you for this handy insight.
    Greetings,
    Zedena

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  2. Love this tutorial! Just what I was looking for

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    1. Thank you for your feedback! Nice to hear this!

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  3. Do you have the complete patina buff and polish routine on your page somewhere?

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    1. May be this tip will be ok for you http://ursulajewelry.blogspot.com/2017/01/patina-on-copper-jewelry-by-liver-of.html

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