Problem Solver - Copper

Problem

Copper  is a soft, malleable and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. A freshly exposed surface of pure copper has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material, and as a constituent of various metal alloys.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Wash surface down with detergent or sugar soap

Brewers recommends:

If any mould or mildew is apparent, treat with a suitable fungicidal solution, rinse again with clean water and allow to dry.

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Fungicidal Wash 1L
    - A 1 litre concentrated multi surface treatment to prevent the growth of surface mould on timber and masonry

Degrease overall with methylated spirit frequently changing the cloth

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If surface requires filling (where the metal is pitted), apply to a two-part filler suitable for metal surfaces.

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Sand the surface using a fine wet and dry paper.

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Stage 2 - Basecoat

Apply a suitable metal primer

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Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply your choice of topcoat to manufacturers recommendations and allow to dry – 2 coats.