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Will my copper sink still look good in years to come?

I want to buy a farmhouse copper apron sink for my new house..however, I've heard alot of stories that the sinks turn green. I love the look, but very leary that the sink won't look good in years to come. please help.

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It all depends on the coating on the sink.

When exposed to air, copper will naturally oxodize and develop a blue/green coating or a dark brown coating that is called a patina.

In order to prevent the copper from developing a patina, it would need a clear coating of some sort to keep the copper away from the oxygen. The type and quality of these coatings vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and you would need to find reviews for your particular sink in order to evaluate them. There are even blends of copper and stainless steel to give you the benefits of both.

Most copper sinks will be uncoated and the manufacturers recommend waxing them to slow the patina process. When all this is said and done, even if your sink does turn green, treatment with a copper polish will remove the patina and bring it back to a bright copper look.

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