HAVE YOUR PLUMBER USE BRONZE “NEUTRAL CURE” SILICONE TO INSTALL THE DRAIN AND COPPER SINK. REGULAR PLUMBERS PUTTY IS WHITE AND WILL NOT LOOK GOOD IN CONTRAST TO THE COPPER SINK AND BRONZE DRAIN. PREMIER COPPER PRODUCTS OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF MATCHING ACCESSORIES FOR THE HOME. IF YOU NEED A MATCHING DRAIN, FAUCET, ORB INSTALLATION SILICONE, OR ANY OTHER MATCHING ACCESSORY, PLEASE GIVE YOUR LOCAL DEALER A CALL.
To keep clean, simply rinse your sink or bathtub with water after each use. Since copper is a natural anti-bacterial surface, it is not necessary to disinfect or scrub your copper. However you may choose to give your copper sink, tub, or any other copper product, a thorough cleaning with mild soap and a soft cloth from time to time. Lastly, always avoid using anything abrasive that may remove the patina. That's it!
Following this simple routine of 'rinse and wash', your copper sink, tabletop, or bathtub will give you a lifetime of enjoyment!
For an added layer of protection, especially in 'hard water' areas, consider coating your sink, tub, or tabletop with a high quality wax. We recommend "Premier Copper Products Surface Wax (Model Number: W900-WAX)". This will help maintain the luster of the patina while providing better water runoff.
NOTE: With acidic foods such as... lemons, tomatoes, mustard, pineapple, vinegar, etc., it is best to leave water running while working with products and foods of this nature and remember to thoroughly rinse your sink immediately after use. If the copper surface should get scratched or affected by one of these acidic foods, the copper will naturally regain its original, aged patina with regular use and time.
NOTE: With hard water, just a quick soft cloth-drying after each use and an occasional light waxing helps prevent possible spots. With acidic foods such as tomatoes, citrus fruit and anything with vinegar, etc., just rinsing with water ensures keeping the surface integrity.
If the copper surface should get scratched, it will regain its original, aged patina with regular use and no other care procedure.
The most important thing to remember about this copper is:
DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or disinfectants on the non-shiny copper. It does NOT require that much work!