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Transform Galvanized Metal To Get The Aged Look

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I've been seeing a lot of aged galvanized metal planters around recently. I love this idea, so I went on to make my own! I had to do a bit of research to find what I was looking for in order to age my galvanized metal planters, but I was able to successfully find a way to age these beautiful pots with one trick!
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $4 Difficulty: Easy
I started by purchasing my galvanized metal planter bucket from my local Dollar Store. I also purchased this Lysol toilet bowl cleaner as well! These are the two most important items you will need to complete this project!

You will also need some newspaper or plastic to use as your base just in case any of your toilet bowl cleaner runs off of your bucket. I also used paper towels to smear the toilet bowl cleaner over my planter.
The first thing that you will do is put some gloves on! This is important because most toilet bowl cleaners contain Hydrocloric acid which is an irritant to touch!

When you have your gloves on, spread your toilet bowl cleaner over your bucket evenly. I dabbed mine around with the paper towel until it was completely covered. It will look something like what is above!
Leave your bucket until it has completely dried. The picture above shows mine is well on its way to being dry!

Once my bucket was completely dried, I continued with another layer until I got the aged look I wanted! The finished product is below!
Voila! See how gorgeous this turned out! The longer you leave the toilet bowl cleaner on, the more aged of a look you will get!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Galvanized Metal Bucket   (Dollar Store)
  • Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner   (Dollar Store)
  • Newspaper
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To see more: http://thecandiecorner.com/2017/07/09/how-to-transform-galvanized-steel-to-get-the-aged-look/

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada
    on Aug 11, 2017

    good job!

  • Rebecca Durnal
    Rebecca Durnal
    on Aug 14, 2017

    What you started with is a plain metal bucket. A "galvanized" bucket has been given a protective coating of zinc, it would not have a bright shiny finish. I think that what you made looks like a "faux galvanized bucket". It does not have the protective finish of zinc but it does have the matte finish that resembles galvanization. Anyone wanting to make this project will need to start with a plain metal bucket.

  • Lcornell66
    Lcornell66
    on Aug 14, 2017

    Great idea!

  • Vern Wilson
    Vern Wilson
    on Aug 14, 2017

    WOW... just WOW...that is so high end....

  • Bnjwinters
    Bnjwinters
    on Aug 14, 2017

    Do you think this might work on new barbed wire

    • Alice Elaine Lord
      Alice Elaine Lord
      on Aug 14, 2017

      Yes. My neighbors put up a galvanized tin fence and it looks rusted and weathered. They used acid.

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