Antiqued Metal Accents
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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:

  • Lamps
  • Accent Tables
  • Watering Cans
  • Coat Racks
  • Vases
  • Windchimes
  • Planters
  • Frames
  • Drawer Handles
  • Candleholders
  • Shelves
  • Baker's Racks

Designed by Pattie Donham, courtesy of Krylon®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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 Krylon® Premium Metallic Spray Paint, small

Krylon® Premium Metallic Spray Paint


Material List

  • Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Satin Black
  • Krylon® General Purpose Metallic - your choice of Gold, Silver or Copper
  • Architectural Accent or Project of your choice
  • Newspaper
  • Disposable Rubber Gloves
  • Disposable Plastic Tub
  • Disposable Cloth Rag (a heavy sock works fine)

Project Instructions

Surface Preparation

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.