Restore and Protect Copper Roofs
Restore and Protect Copper

How to Restore & Protect Copper from Tarnish

Tarnish makes your beautiful copper look like old brown metal. 

We have Restoration Kits that restore old copper & keep new copper looking great for years. You will Love Your Copper again!

Love the warm glow of copper? Copper is a fantastic way to add character and beauty to your property, inside and out. You love the warm glow of the metal on your home. Unfortunately, copper tarnishes and copper with patina fades and spots. Polishing over and over again is impractical. Our coatings can save your copper surfaces and make them look brand new again.

For architectural copper, use our Everbrite Coating as it has UV blockers to protect from sun damage and weathering and is an excellent copper protector.

For copper that is high-use or high-touch, we recommend our ProtectaClear or CrobialCoat, as these coatings are more scratch-resistant.

Our CrobialCoat, with Microban technology, will simultaneously reduce the spread of microbes while protecting the metal as well. 

Use on copper roofs, gutters, weathervanes, cupolas, and on high-use copper like sinks, backsplashes, counters, kitchen hoods and more— our coatings will protect it all. 



Copper Penny floor with an intricate pattern of old and new pennies coated with ProtectaClear to maintain the copper floor.
Copper and Silver chess set looks shiny and new is protected with ProtectaClear to prevent discoloration and tarnish.


Everbrite will protect the colors of art or architectural flamed or flame painted copper. For copper that gets a lot of handling like jewelry, ProtectaClear is recommended because it is tougher and more scratch-resistant.

Flamed Copper jewelry protected with ProtectaClear to prevent fading and tarnish.


1. If you want to protect your copper while it is still new and shiny, clean any oil or other contaminants from the metal. This can be done by simply wiping the metal with a solvent cleaner like xylene or denatured alcohol which can be purchased at most hardware or paint stores. The solvents will not remove tarnish, patina or dark fingerprints. These will need to be polished off of the surface. ***TIP: Use gloves to handle new copper before it is sealed or you can end up with dark fingerprints on the copper.

2. Once the metal is clean, Everbrite™, ProtectaClear®, or CrobialCoat™ can be applied by several methods. It can be sprayed on or wiped on the surface with clear-coat applicators, fine brushes, poly-sponge brushes or a pad of lint-free white cloth. Let it dry and enjoy your beautiful copper weather vane, cupola, finial, copper gutters, copper rain chains, wind chimes and more!

When to use EVERBRITE™

Architectural Copper:

Copper Roofs

Copper Gutters

Copper Cupolas

Copper Garden Art 

Copper Weathervanes

Buy Everbrite to protect architectural copper


High Touch Copper: 

Copper Lamps 

Copper Hardware

Copper Knick-Knacks

 Copper Bowls

 Copper Jewelry

Buy ProtectaClear to protect High Touch Copper

When to use 


Copper Cleanliness:

Copper Bathroom Sinks

Copper Kitchen Sinks 

Copper Plates

Copper Pans

Buy CorbialCoat for high-touch surfaces where cleanliness matters.

Customer Reviews for Copper

"Hi, this is Mike Haney, owner of Hillbilly Stills. I make all copper stills and I love your products. My customers rave about the finish. It amazes me at how easy ProtectaClear is to use and how it looks so smooth. Thank you for bringing us ProtectaClear to keep my copper stills from tarnishing. Here are some other things I build called parrots beak. A hydrometer sets in the large tube and measures the strength of the alcohol. Your product is awesome. Thanks again."


-Mike Haney Hillbilly Stills

Copper stills protected with ProtectaClear to stop tarnish
Copper stills protected with ProtectaClear to stop tarnish