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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2022 6:27 p.m. PST

What is a good rattle can paint for a copper roof? I am looking for a green copper roof color that looks like the Statue of Liberty green.

I have several buildings to do and an not much of a painter.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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VonBlucher14 May 2022 9:07 p.m. PST

I looked years ago for something like that but couldn't find a suitable color. So, I mixed it up on my own and brushed it on instead.

TSD10114 May 2022 9:20 p.m. PST

Rattle can no, but Reaper has a copper verdigris color you could thin and airbrush (if you have one) or just brush on thats pretty close with some weathering

KeepYourPowderDry15 May 2022 6:22 a.m. PST

Weathered copper is never just a flat verdigris. You'll need to drybrush raised edges metallic brown.

No spray cans of verdigris that I know of, Vallejo also make a verdigris

DyeHard15 May 2022 8:48 a.m. PST

If you do not mind the cost:

And you really need it in a spray can.
Then you can get custom made color-matched paints in a spray can.
Like this Benjamin Moore 619 Copper Patina, HEX: #B3D5C8


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2022 3:08 p.m. PST

Everyone makes a verdigris these days.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2022 5:28 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. It's never easy it seems.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2022 9:39 a.m. PST

You could experiment with an appropriate green paint, followed by a matte Mod Podge coating, painted on, unevenly. This will leave a slight white covering. Just a from-the-hip, brainstormin' idea. You could follow on that with a black wash, as well, to really mix it up. Cheers!

Zephyr116 May 2022 2:38 p.m. PST

Looking at scrap copper pipe in the garage, the copper has tarnished to brown(ish), and the verdigris is more bluish than green. So, depending on environment, there will be a wide variation in colors, meaning whatever color you go with won't be wrong… ;-)

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