Zinc is a reactive metal that starts with a distinctive blue-grey hue and will develop a hazy-grey patina over time. This patina will continue to evolve throughout the lifetime of the product. Our range of Zinc topped tables do not have a coating. They are actual metal. Imperfections, including slight scratches, pinholes, and soldering marks can be expected on your zinc tabletop. They help create the country charm of this rustic metal. Hammered and textured zinc products will have a wavy, undulated surface and will not be machined flat.
Windex or mild soap and water are recommended for daily cleaning. Wipe up all liquids with paper towels.
Light scratches and mineral streaking can be brushed out using a household 3M Scotch-Brite pad.
Many owners choose to let a patina develop on zinc. This enhances the “industrial” or “country” flavour of the tabletop.
Deep scratches may be sanded out using sandpaper grades going from 150 to 220 and buffed with a 3M Scotch-Brite pad. Brush the tabletop in a circular pattern to recreate its original finish.
For white marks or rings, scrub the countertop lightly with diluted vinegar using a 3M Scotch-Brite pad and rinse with water.
DO NOT USE BLEACH - Bleach reacts very strongly with zinc and will leave marks.