Premier Copper Products Common Questions (FAQ)

We've gathered the most commonly asked questions about Premier Copper Products. If your question isn't answered here, you may also contact us with any questions you may have.

Product Questions

Will the sink turn green? Does copper rust?

It will not turn green unless the copper product is exposed in an outdoor environment for decades. The finish will maintain a beautiful quality with proper care for a lifetime. Copper has an endless ability to regenerate the patina finish. Copper does not rust. See Premier Copper Products Care Instructions for further details.

Do copper sinks require a special drain?

For most sinks and tubs you will not require a special drain. Premier Copper Products recommends Oil Rubbed Bronze drains to match the color of the sink for a more pleasing finished project. Sinks used in the bathroom may require a special drain. Copper bathroom sinks are non-overflow style. The bottom of the sink is thinner than sinks made of other materials and therefore the threads will not allow a standard drain to be tightened completely. Premier Copper Products offers two types of drains that match the bathroom sinks. One allows the sink to be plugged while the other provides a constant flow drain.

Are copper products hard to care for?

Copper is not only beautiful, it is easier to care for, more durable, and more health-conscious than other materials. A mild soap and soft cloth are the only cleaning necessary, and occasional wax will ensure the luster of the finish. Because copper is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, no disinfecting is necessary. See our Care Instructions for further details.

Is the drain included?

Drains are available for purchase with each copper sink or tub. Because customer needs and installations will vary, it is necessary to choose the drain that best fits the individual project. Premier Copper Products offers a specially made silicone caulk that is color matched and non-reactive.