Copper and Robbers Liquid Metal Paint 2.5kg
Copper and Robbers is a fabulous new real copper paint specially developed to get the perfect real copper look in no time. The spray on liquid metal paint has been designed to make the contemporary metal trend accessible to everyone; whether you are a top interior designer, a spray painter with years of experience or a complete spray can novice. Suitable for most surfaces and all skill levels, our copper paint brings delightfully warm tones to any project. This liquid metal paint uses real copper particles to give the most natural copper veneer on the market.
Transform sleek modern, raw copper to its elegant aged companion with our Antiquing Solution (sold separately). Like a potion from Jekyll and Hyde, this clever product converts the fiery copper surface to its equal and opposite, the deep azures and tropical greens of verdigris.
Optimal coverage: around 2.5 sqmt
Copper is a pure chemical element known to scientists by the symbol Cu. It is a soft, malleable metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. It has a famously red/orange colour and oxidises to form a green colour when weathered. It is a pure metal found in nature with some experts thinking it was the first metal to be used by humans - around 8000BC! Copper is one of only four elemental metals with a natural colour that is not grey or silver. Many compounds containing copper have a bright blue or green colour which has been widely used throughout history as a pigment. It is essential for all living things as part of respiration and is even found in the blood of mollusks and crustaceans giving their blood a blue colour. . Because of its lustrous appearance it was often associated with the Greek goddesses Aphrodite and Venus, with the association being carried through to medieval times where alchemists used the same symbol for copper as for Venus and the female form.
Copper has also has links to medicine for thousands of years. Practitioners of alternative medicine claim copper is an aid for arthritis, though studies have not found scientific proof for this. There is however a large amount of evidence regarding the germicidal and bactericidal properties of copper. It is known as a biostatic substance, as bacteria will not grow on its surface. Copper and its alloys have long been known to destroy a wide range of micro-organisms including E.coli, fungi and MRSA with products having been installed in many hospitals and public places all over the world to help to control the spread of infection. With its status as an antimicrobial substance, the demand for copper can only go up. This pattern can already be seen - in use for at least 10000 years, 95% of all copper mined has been extracted since 1900 and more than half mined in the last 24 years.