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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

How to Get The Perfect Rusty Finish

A huge thank you to Modern Masters for sponsoring this post.

It's time again for another Monthly DIY Challenge!
Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com

This month, we were lucky enough to work with a super cool product, Modern Masters Metal Effects!  In case you're not familiar with this product, it allows you to give just about any surface the perfect patina (aka rusty) finish.  How cool is that?
Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com


The kit comes with everything you need:
Primer
Oxidizing Iron Paint
Rust Activator
Sealer
2 Paint Brushes
2 Stirrers
Direction Booklet

Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com

I chose to rustify (I think I just made that word up) a scroll wall hanging that I had laying in our yard sale pile.  I purchased two of them years ago, so I thought why not try and update one with a cool rusty finish.
Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com
I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to paint over the perfectly good wrought iron finish with the brown primer paint.  I had faith in the product, but it sure wasn't looking too hot. 
Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com
I ended up applying 2 coats to ensure I got a good rusty finish.
Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com
After the primer was dry I applied 2 coats of the iron oxidizing paint.
Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com
Once that was dry I sprayed (make sure you turn the nozzle to spray and not stream, lesson learned) the entire piece with the rust activator.  It will start "rusting" as it dries. 

Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com

Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com
How cool is that?  Doesn't it look like it's been sitting outside for months?  

 Since I only used the metal effects kit on a small piece I still have a ton of product left for other projects.  I'm thinking of painting an old wrought iron outdoor side table.  It's already rusting, so this would just make it look like it was meant to be that way.  

As for the metal scroll, it's now hanging above the old window in our dining room.

Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com

Get the perfect rusty finish with Modern Masters Metal Effects. - Littlehouseoffour.com









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10 comments:

  1. This turned out so great! It looks perfect next to your old window.

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  2. Super super gorgeous, I think I have that same iron scroll, have to find it now and re-do it!!!

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  3. It turned out beautifully, Katie! And I really love it hung right there.

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  4. Love how this turned out! And it looks perfect above your window!

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  5. This turned out so pretty! Looks great above the mirror!

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  6. This looks perfect! It was a pretty piece to begin with, but it's even better now! I love it above that window.

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  7. So beautiful, Katie! I just love the way it looks above the window and the boxwood wreath. Perfect rustic charm!

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  8. So pretty!! I love where you hung it too, it's perfect above that window! Love the colors!!

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  9. It looks awesome above the rustic window! I just can't get over how perfectly rusty the pieces get!

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  10. It looks it looks great, Katie! These products must've been so fun to work with! Looks like you found it at some antique sale! Hope you're having a great weekend! xo
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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