How to Coat a Copper Ring to Prevent Tarnishing?

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Westfarthing Woodworks asked 9 months ago

Do you not put any coating on the copper side at least?

I wondered about the copper tarnishing especially if it gets wet.


1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 9 months ago

Thank you Alex. If you don’t want to get any color on your fingers, then you will need to coat the copper with a layer that keeps you away from direct contact with the metal.

You are correct, Copper will tarnish over time and it can turn your skin green. You can use a coating like Protecta Clear, or even apply a layer of clear two part epoxy and then sand/buff/polish when it cures.

I don’t get a lot of hand sweat going under normal circumstances, so I don’t notice the green issue as much.

Thank you again, and happy building.

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