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DIY copper patina

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Start by cleaning the copper as detailed here

https://underlyingsimplicity.indiemade.com/blog/diy-cleaning-vintage-copper

Follow the instruction up to step 4

 In a large enough covered plastic box, lay two- three layers of paper towels soaked in the vinegar- salt solution

( Take the copper dish out of the vinegar solution ( as detailed on step 4.

Do not wipe or wash it. Try not to touch the copper with your fingers

Sprinkle some kitchen salt over the dish

Cover the box and leave for a few days for patina to be developed.

DIY cleaning vintage copper

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Cleaning copper

I love old copper dishes, especially if they have green or blue patina. 

Unfortunately, copper often turns completely black after not being cleaned for a long time.

After searching the web and experimenting, including using metal cleaning commercial agents, I realized that using household vinegar with some salt..... gives a result that is as good as (and cheaper) from cleaning using commercial metal cleaners.

Procedure

1. Wash the copper dish with dish soap and warm water.