Standard Vortex surface finish

The default surface finish allowed for in our quotes is our standard Vortex finish - for info & photos of this and other optional surface finishes click this link.

The reason for treating the surface like this is that after working with the copper there are generally marks, scratches, weld burns, etc that need to be cleaned up or removed to finish the job. The Vortex finish gives an even look to the item while the patina process gets under way.

The natural patina process will cause the colour of the copper to darken and look “aged" or “distressed" - this is the material’s normal reaction to oxygen exposure. It’s not a fault, nor is it something we can control.

If a clear coat is required for a copper item to reduce the effects of oxygen on the material surface you’ll need to deal directly with your preferred paint or coating supplier, as this isn’t a service we can provide.

In the case of larger items requiring on-site welding, this clear coat would typically be applied in situ once the installation is complete. Typically welding can not be done on surfaces that have been clear coated.