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Will Your Copper Sink Turn Green?

 

We’re all familiar with the light green color on the Statue of Liberty, which, of course, is made from copper.  What is this green color, and will your copper sink turn green?

Known as verdigris, this green pigment happens to copper, brass and bronze when it’s exposed to seawater or salt air at the time of weathering.

Will this happen to your copper sink; it’s possible but highly unlikely. Most copper kept indoors will not develop verdigris, but if you live near the ocean and your copper sink is installed in an area that gets exposed to the salt air, you may see verdigris develop.



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