Antiqued Metal Accents
No need to wait for shiny metal to patina with age – it's easy to add the look of antiqued metal to any surface.
Use this same technique to paint:
- Accent Tables
- Watering Cans
- Coat Racks
- Drawer Handles
- Baker's Racks
Designed by Pattie Donham, courtesy of Krylon®.
- Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Satin Black
- Krylon® General Purpose Metallic - your choice of Gold, Silver or Copper
- Architectural Accent or Project of your choice
- Disposable Rubber Gloves
- Disposable Plastic Tub
- Disposable Cloth Rag (a heavy sock works fine)
When working with unfinished wood, prepare your surface by sanding smooth and wiping clean with a tack cloth. Apply a primer to seal the surface.
When working with bare metal, be sure surface is free of rust and oil. Apply a primer to seal the surface.
When working with plastic, glass or ceramic, lightly sand surface with fine grain sandpaper and wipe clean with a tack cloth. This will help the paint to adhere better to these smooth surfaces. Apply a primer to further improve adhesion.
Place project on newspaper to protect work area.
Spray two coats of Semi-Flat Black on entire project, letting dry between coats.
Wearing rubber gloves, spray Metallic into disposable plastic tub to form a puddle.
Dab rag into puddle of paint and apply to project in a rubbing motion to highlight raised surfaces of project, working a small area at a time. Keep repeating the technique until project is completely antiqued.
To soften the look, mist project with Semi-Flat Black. Let dry thoroughly.
For added protection of your finished project, spray several light coats of Krylon® Crystal Clear or Satin Finish as a final step. For projects that will be used outdoors or near a window, use Krylon® UV-Resistant Clear.