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The Complete Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Your Copper Bath

The Complete Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Your Copper Bath

Last updated Mar. 07, 2024 


Caring for Your Copper Bath: Avoiding Damage and Preserving Beauty

In the realm of luxurious bathroom fixtures, few things rival the timeless elegance of a copper bath. Its warm hue and distinctive allure can transform any bathroom into a sanctuary of indulgence.

However, copper, being a natural material, will age and patina over time. Copper baths must be maintained to retain their original polish. Fortunately, keeping your copper bath in pristine condition is a straightforward process.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about cleaning and caring for your copper bath, ensuring its enduring beauty and integrity.

Regular Cleaning

To keep your copper bath gleaming, regularly clean its surface with warm water and a gentle non-abrasive cloth. Dry it promptly after use to prevent water spots and tarnishing. Steer clear of harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, opting for soft cloths or sponges to maintain its lustre.

Preventing Scratches and Stains

To maintain the pristine condition of your copper bath, steer clear of dripping taps, sharp objects, and harsh chemicals that may cause scratches or stains. When cleaning, exercise caution and refrain from using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers, as they could potentially harm the copper finish.

Tackling Tarnishing

To prevent tarnishing and maintain the shine of your copper bath, it's essential to dry the bath thoroughly after each use. Water spots can lead to tarnishing over time, so be sure to buff the surface with a soft, dry cloth to restore shine if necessary.

Applying a Wax Seal

Protect your copper bath from tarnishing and corrosion by applying a suitable wax seal to the surface every 4-6 weeks, depending on usage. More usage will require more maintenance. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for best results.

If the wax wears off and oxidisation develops on the copper surface, clean the bath with a fine metal cleaner, such as Autosol, and then re-apply the wax.

  1. Apply a small amount of metal cleaner to the targeted area.

  2. Polish the surface manually using a cloth (and a bit of elbow grease).

  3. After achieving the desired finish, reapply wax to maintain it.

  4. This process is effective for both lightly and heavily oxidised areas.

  5. Recommended products include Renaissance Wax and Autosol Metal Polish.

Periodic Polishing

If you prefer to maintain the shine of your copper bath, you can periodically polish the surface using a copper cleaner or polish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and be sure to buff the surface to a shine.

Preventing Standing Water

To avoid water spots and tarnishing, prevent standing water in your copper bath for extended periods. After each use, be sure to wipe down the surface of the bath to remove any excess water.

By following these simple cleaning and care tips, you can ensure that your copper bath remains beautiful and functional for years to come. With proper maintenance, your copper bath will continue to be a luxurious centrepiece in your bathroom, providing you with a sanctuary of indulgence and relaxation.

For further details, check out our blog post covering the advantages of copper baths.





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