Outdoor Lighting Fixture Options
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Considered a "living" surface, copper tarnishes as it oxidizes and reacts to the substances that cross it. For many, that's part of its appeal and a lot of homeowners appreciate the character it adds.
Finish Options: Copper Lanterns age gracefully over time and create a natural protective coating or patina. New lanterns are dipped in acid to remove fingerprints and smudges before being shipped to our clients. Clients can choose to have their lanterns dipped in a chemical that will facilitate the patina process and create a dark finish. Finishes are a natural process so a lot of factors determine the exact shade. Weather conditions, temperatures, humidity etc will affect the color of the finish. Be sure to wear gloves when handling lanterns that have a finish on them to prevent causing fingerprints. We cannot warranty the finish since it is natural.
Please note that Florida and the Carribean are especially corrosive environments. We recommend all lanterns in these environments be completely copper and that they have a natural finish. It is best in a highly corrosive environment like Florida to let the copper age naturally and form a natural patina. We can paint the lanterns with heat resistant paint but they will have to be painted again in time.
The lanterns below show a dark finish and a natural finish. We cannot guarantee the exact shade of the finish since it is natural. Usually the top of the lantern becomes darker than the bottom because of the heat rising to the top. The lanterns are gorgeous no matter what shade or finish! Copper is a beautiful metal.
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"The finish looked fantastic! Great work as usual." Nicholas, Dallas, TX