Will my lantern patina?Updated a year ago
A patina layer takes a while to develop under natural weathering, but buildings in damp coastal environments will develop patina layers faster than ones in dry inland areas. Copper that is in a perfectly clean and dry environment (indoors) will not oxidize and form a patina.
Here is a chart showing the patina process over the years:
** Keep in mind the "Antique Copper" has been treated to resemble month 3-4 of the patina process so it's darker. "Raw" or "Natural Copper" will be closer to the first "unexposed" color. **
Please remember, you have some control over the amount of weathering and oxidation your lantern undergoes. Polishing every once in a while can help you maintain the look you’re going for.
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