Asked on Jul 1, 2013

Aged look on iron objects

CynthiaRosalie MJudy


How does one create an aged look, or patina, on metal objects?
3 answers
  • Judy
    on Jul 2, 2013

    Here's a link from a paint company that has some ideas for faux painting a patina... I have just used a wash of dark paint if I want to get rid of the "new" look, then spray with a sealer.

  • Rosalie M
    on Jul 4, 2013

    I've seen people sand areas with sand paper. Create rust in small areas where you have sanded. Use a thinned coat of dark wood stain over the entire item and it will definitely look as if it had aged that way.

  • Cynthia
    on Jul 4, 2013

    I usually paint the base with a dark color metal primer. Spray some metal finish on top and sand to rough it up. Go over it with a stain or wash to make it look darker in some areas.

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