Lead coated copper without lead: What is it?
Lead coated copper is a rare relic from our architectural past. Now a modern interpretation is available.
Lead-free coated copper paint is packaged for the individual consumer and distributed by an experienced contractor. It is strongly recommended any new user discuss the application technique with Miriam.
The two part mixed coating may be applied over numerous substrates, converting your work area to a finish comparable to traditional lead coated copper.
Lead-coated copper: A little history
In the early 1900s, roofing manufacturers were seeking a less expensive metal that was compatible with the marble, white-painted wood and other masonry sidings. Copper sheets provided the basic strength of the metal. Then workers at manufacturers dipped these sheets of copper into hot lead
The result of this combination of copper sheets and hot lead offered a stronger, a lighter, a less expensive and a less staining roofing material. In addition, the combo allowed finer decorative detail opportunities and more resistance to acidic seaside conditions.
Lead-FREE coated copper paint
Technically, the finish is a silicon-modified, aliphatic polyurethane blend that produces a barrier coating against weathering, corrosion and dirt retention.
Here are some reasons for interest in this gray spangled metal colored finish:
no lead, but has the appearance……
waterproof and durable……
ages without discoloration…..
resistant to staining……to name a few.
A popular size now available
Imaginative individuals have requested small size packaging for accent projects around their gardens and residences. The two part mixture covers 400 sq. ft. Call 267-283-6929 and ask for Miriam for ordering and application instructions.
ONE GALLON LEAD-FREE COPPER LIQUID PAINT – 400 sq. ft.(2 coats) – $295.00
If you desire a free cured sample, fill in the contact page, with mailing address.