How to Add Patina to Anything

Modern Masters Metal Effects Patina finish is surprisingly simple to use!  You can use it on pretty much anything.

Be sure to enter the Modern Masters PAINT GIVEAWAY at the end of this post …

Modern Masters paint Giveaway #paint #giveaway #diyI have this old chest that we were given years ago.  It stayed the way we got it for years because I hadn’t gotten inspiration on how to paint it.  Fast forward to now when I was offered an opportunity to try out the Modern Masters Metal Effects finish.  There may be quite a few furniture pieces in our house to have tried this paint technique on, but this chest won!

Modern Masters Metal Effects can add patina to surfaces and update (or age) #diy I wanted to try it on the chest mostly because it has a floral embossed type texture to it.  So, I wanted to experiment with the Metal Effects painting technique to see what outcome I’d have.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diy As per the Modern Masters Metal Effects Finish instructions, I painted on the primer first.  Let dry, and painted a layer of the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diy

Let that dry.  Then, painted another copper layer and brushed on the Blue Patina Reactive Solution on top of the WET copper paint.  I started on the back as I wasn’t sure how it would take as it was my first time using it.  I found that it was really thick and it did not drip as I really wanted for this particular project.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diyI’m glad I did, there is something to be said about starting in a conspicuous spot!  The effect takes about 15 minutes to mature and show up.

When I decided that brushing the solution on was NOT giving me the look I wanted, I started to spray the patina solution on using a spray bottle.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diy I painted a smaller area and sprayed the oxidizing solution on while it was wet; went around the whole chest and left it to dry.  There were some areas that the patina activating solution was a bit thicker than I wanted it to be, so I simply went back over that area with the copper paint to settle it down about.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diyThe finish was pretty good, but I wanted more depth and movement for this chest as the texture is so pretty.  I found my other Modern Masters metallic paints of various colors and dry brushed them in random areas.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diyI used blue, purple, champagne, and a slightly different shade of copper.  It added that extra interest that I was looking for.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diyThere isn’t any rhyme or reason to how I applied it.  The lovely thing about paint is that you can paint over it if it doesn’t look how you want it.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diyYou can play with it until you get it to your liking.  If you start to get overwhelmed (aka. frustrated) with your project, walk away for a bit.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diyWhen you come back  you may have a fresh eye or new idea of how you’d like to tackle your project.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diy Okay, back on task here… I removed the tape and revealed the original wood.  I haven’t decided what the metal sheathes should look like just yet  They will be left until inspiration overcomes me.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diy But, for now, I love the look of the chest and what the Modern Masters Metal Effects kit did to transform the look of this freebie!

Stay tuned to see how the inside of the chest is transformed from wall paper disaster to a beautiful clean artistic reveal.

Add patina easily with Modern Masters metal effects paint #diy

I’d love for one you, my fabulous readers, to WIN some Modern Masters paint of your choice so you can have fun making over a piece of furniture or fixture that needs a little attention.

Your choices are:

  • Metallic Paint Collection or Matte Metallics (options provided)
    One Quart and One 6 oz. container – your choice of color OR
    Four 6 oz. containers – your choice of color
  • Metal Effects (kit contains all, unless otherwise specified)
    One Pint Primer
    One Pint Reactive Paint – your choice of color
    One 4 oz. Solution or Rust Activator
    One Spritzer Cap
    One Pint of Permacoat Xtreme [Rust Only]
  • Front Door Paint
    One Quart – any color

LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!

Must be 18 to enter.  Contest ends 6/4/2014 at 11:59pm MST

1.  Go to Modern Masters website and comment below about what you’d like to paint and which paint line you’d like (mandatory)

2. Like Modern Masters Facebook page (leave a comment on blog)

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4.  Follow Modern Masters on Pinterest

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BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY YOU MAKE!!

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Comments

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