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Old 12-13-2007, 07:51 AM
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one of my sell points is the all natural finishes that age gracefully. Some manufactures will even verdi them or antique rust new lights for you. I think all it takes is a little sandblast job.

If you dont like the splotches I would suggest using a soloution to age them. Saltwater and vinegar works well. I always make it a point to show clients photos or a real live version of what the fixture will look like in time. In our experience clients dont like the bright copper or bright bronze and definatly not the bright brass.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:16 AM
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Does brass have the same effect as copper does in the way it weathers.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:23 AM
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Brass does weather just like copper but it does not weather as fast. But it will patina.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Grounds Maint. Plus, Inc. View Post
Does brass have the same effect as copper does in the way it weathers.
Raw brass will also age and weather, but it does take a bit longer then with copper. A lot has to do with your climate and environmental conditions too. Here, I find that most copper path lights will develop a full patina withing about 9 months. The raw brass fixtures can take more then a year to develop their muted brown weathered look.

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