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I have previously commented on my kitchen copper counter tops. For approximately 6 years I have had hammered and torched copper counter tops in my kitchen. They remain absolutely beautiful. The copper has no sealant on it other than I polish it with Pledge, after cleaning it with soap and water. The counter tops are very easy to care for. Therefore, yes the coppert does react to acids and some chemicals. If it is marred then over time it absorbs the mark and then it is gone. I would make the same choice today as I did then.

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Milo's Art Metal, LLC

I love copper. I even built a copper farm sink for my own kitchen. But because of the drawbacks of a live patina and soft metal, I invented what I call Volcanic Stainless Steel. Warm, beautiful colors fired deep into indestructible stainless steel. One of my colors that really resembles a bronze/brown patina on copper is my Amber color in Volcanic Stainless.

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We put in copper countertops and covered the front of our Sub Zero refrigerator in copper when we built our house. It was beautiful and warm and had a soft glow like nothing else. However, it scratches very easily - a rough bottomed clay serving dish was a disaster. Also like pennies, it had a certain metallic smell that was a little off-putting to me.

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