We offer samples of the interior patina (Weathered) on our sinks only. The other optional apron front patinas vary so much that a small sample would not be beneficial.
By the way, you probably already have a sample! A few old pennies will give you a fairly accurate color range of our copper sink interiors and the color range of the Weathered option for our Apron Front Sinks.If you return samples, we will credit you back all but $10 for shipping. (Example; If you order 4 @$100 and return them in reusable condition, we will refund $90. See the image on the right? Those are several copper samples. As you can see, they vary a bit from one to another. This is a natural process. If you opt for a weathered apron front sink, you can ask for a lighter or darker version. We will do our best to accommodate.
Our sinks pass the penny test.
Copper naturally wants to turn to the color of an old penny. It does not want to turn green. Why other copper sink companies fight nature by adding a faux finish to their sinks (with poor long term results) is a wonder to me. If you would like a sample, please order below. Price includes Free shipping. Sample is approximately 6" square. This sample will showsome of the color range of the interior of our sinks along with the thickness and strength of our copper. You will receive the same material we use to build our sinks. One half will be top coated so you can see what our lacquer looks like. The other half will be without a top coat, so you can see what the interior of our sinks will look like. Price below is basically for shipping.
|Weathered Copper Sample|
If you are considering a hammered finish. Please order a sample. The copper we use is 7-8 times harder than the copper used by most imports and our hand hammering looks very authentic and pleasing to the eye.
Basically the interior of our sink is the color of an old penny. Believe it or not, it is difficult to get copper to turn green and stay green. This process is accomplished by our patineur, who uses only household vinegar to accelerate the natural aging process of the copper. No matter what you do to the interior of our sink, it will eventually naturally weather back to this general color. Any sink you see on the market that is not this color range, is artificially aged or has a faux finish. Once you cut through the artificial faux finish, it will turn to the color of an old penny - making the sink look like it has a permanent blemish. My sinks are the ONLY copper sinks on the market with a lifetime transferable warranty and NO disclaimers about use and care. Just wash with dish soap - no other care is necessary.
Do yourself a favor. Research before you invest or you will be sorry!