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Three Easy Steps to Create an Authentic Patina Finish on Virtually Any Paintable Surface

   

Three Easy Steps to Create an Authentic Patina/Verdigris or Rust Finish on Virtually Any Paintable Surface

Step 1: Surface Preparation
Start with a clean, paint-ready surface. The surface should be free of loose material, dirt, oil and grease. Priming is suggested on porous surfaces or slick materials. Prime if necessary with a water-based primer to ensure proper adhesion (we recommend Sophisticated Finishes Primer & Clear Sealer).

Step 2: Metallic Surfacer
Shake or stir the Metallic Surfacer vigorously to make sure all metal particles are well distributed. Using a brush, apply and let it dry completely before applying a second coat.

Step 3: Patina/Verdigris Finish

Apply the Antiquing Solution while the Metallic Sufacer is still wet. Reaction will begin in 10-15 minutes and will cease when metal particles in paint have all reacted. To stop reaction at any time, apply a primer or sealer.

Step 3: Rust Antiquing Solution
After allowing the Iron Metallic Surfacer to dry 8-10 hours, brush or spray on a coat of Rust Antiquing Solution. The rust will develop over the next 4-6 hours. Once entirely developed, additional coats may be applied to deepen the rust. What develops is a true finish, some rub-off can occur as can rain run-off staining. Finish can be sealed but sealing may change color/texture of finish and testing is strongly recommended. Reaction will begin in 10-15 minutes and will cease when metal particles in paint have all reacted. To stop reaction at any time, apply a primer or sealer.

Additional Tips & Tricks

Patina finish is a very organic process with no two finishes coming out exactly alike. Results will vary with conditions and technique. Trial applications are strongly recommended.

Interesting affects can be achieved by first texturing the surface you will be rusting.

Try a variety of applicators (rags, sponges, sprayers, etc.) and techniques.

Always pour a small amount of product into a disposable cup. Never dip a brush directly into the bottle to avoid contamination.

Several light coats of Rust Antiquing Solution allow you the opportunity to adjust the final look more easily than one heavy coat.

 
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