Reactiv Leaf Copper

 Copper effect paint that also allows for verdigris oxidising designs

At A Glance...

  • Creates copper effect on any surface
  • Allows for verdigris oxidising when used with Copper Spirit
  • Easy application
  • Available in a 500ml or 2.5litres
  • Suitable for interior and exterior use
Reactiv Leaf Copper Owatrol Spirit range

Reactiv Leaf Copper is a paint that gives a copper appearance to any surface.

Use it to up-cycle any thing, from interior design ornaments, to garden features to walls!

When combined with the application of Copper Spirit, it creates a natural grey/green (Verdigris) decorative effect.

Ideal uses for Reactiv Leaf Copper

  • Give any surface a copper effect
  • Once applied, can be used alongside Copper Spirit
  • Revamp your interior or exterior design
  • Decorate home ornaments
  • Use on external garden surfaces

Always read the Reactiv Leaf Copper Technical Data Sheet before using and follow the instructions carefully.

Before you start

  • Cover and protect everything you do not wish to coat.
  • Apply between 5°C and 25°C.
  • Do not apply to hot surfaces.

Surface Preparation

  • Surfaces must be in good sound condition, clean, dry and free of all grease, oil and other surface contamination.
  • Meticulously clean surface using a suitable cleaning agent depending on the substrate and contamination e.g. Acetone, Hot Soapy Water (rinse thoroughly) etc.

Non-Porous and Difficult Surfaces (Plastic, Glass, Stainless Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals etc)

Primer surface with Absolute Primer prior to using Reavtiv Leaf Copper.

Surfaces Sensitive to Acids (Woods high in tannin e.g. Oak, Chestnut. Some Plastics)

Primer surface with Blocking Primer prior to using Reavtiv Leaf Copper.

Note: Reavtiv Leaf Copper is not required on copper surfaces.

Application of Reactiv Leaf Copper

  • Use as is. Do not thin.
  • Stir or shake well before use.
  • Apply a coat of Reactiv Leaf Copper to the surface being treated.
  • Allow to dry.
  • See Copper Spirit Technical Data Sheet for next stage.

Using a brush to apply Reactiv Leaf Copper with a dabbing action allows for a very natural grey/green oxide effect to be created (see video).

The decorative effect may be adjusted by allowing the 1st coat of Reactiv Leaf Copper to fully dry and then applying the 2nd coat of Reactiv Leaf Copper and/or Bronze Copper in localised areas.

Clean Up

Soap and water.

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How much do I need?

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This coverage indication is only a guide and actual coverage is dependent on surface type, age, porosity etc.
Coverage: 5m2 per litre
Tools: Brush or Roller
Suitable for: Interior & Exterior use
Clean up: Soap & Water
Drying Time: 6 hours
Suitable Surfaces: All surfaces – glass, ceramic, metal etc