I know this subject has been pretty well worked over, but my son has
written me for advice about the copper bands he is having done for
his posts on either side of the gates to the driveway. What is the
quickest way to create or cause some verdigris on the copper. He has
other copper trim on his house which has been there for some time
and it has verdigris on it and he wants this new copper to match
that old as quickly as possible.
Is there any particular patina that will create this look rather
quickly? And what should he use?
thanks heaps for your help - I did go out on Orchid and look in the
archives - unfortunately everything there was for small pieces of
jewelry that could be put into a solution hot or put in a closed
container so the fumes would work their magic, but…these bands
will be permanent on the gate posts and either side of the drive, so
can’t do that.
Now I imagine he could apply some solution in a hot condition, but
can’t do much else except paint on patinas that would maybe work
their chemical magic.
If no one knows how to do this for outdoor and permanently secured
pieces of copper, I do understand. This is a bit outside our range
of activities. But if someone out there is an expert with copper,
maybe there is something that can be done.
Otherwise, I’m sure if he just leaves it alone, it will EVENTUALLY
match or blend with the rest.