How to antique the shiny gold finish on a clock

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I painted the wood on this clock with chalk paint and I like how it turned out, but don't like how the very shiny gold/brass finish of the interior clock and chime look now that the outside is painted. The style doesn't seem to go and I think I need to darken them up somehow. I have used metallic spray paint for doorknobs with a similar finish, but since there are numbers and details, I can't use something that uniform for this. Any ideas?
q how to antique the shiny gold finish on a clock
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  • Suzanne Suzanne on May 25, 2018
    Maybe spray with matte clear acrylic or frosted paint for window privacy. Hopefully it would just dull the metalic finish. You may want to try it on the back first
    • Erika Erika on May 25, 2018
      Interesting idea! I will see about getting something like that if the materials I have on hand on hand don't work. Thanks!
  • Suzanne Suzanne on May 25, 2018
    maybe rub and buff wax would look older and be easier to control.
  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 25, 2018
    Being a furniture refinisher myself I actually love the look you achieved. You could try wiping some stain on the clock face to darken it.
    • Erika Erika on May 25, 2018
      Thanks, I was experimenting and finally got to the look I wanted. I will give that a try!
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on May 25, 2018
    Look for a solution among the model airplane metallic paints. You could go with metallic blue or almost any other color, then use a fine point natural brush. ☺️
    • Erika Erika on May 25, 2018
      I think that's not quite the look I'm going for here, but I will keep in mind for future projects. Thanks!
  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on May 25, 2018
    There are lots of different ways and different looks you can get, here are some ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/114349278018754980/?lp=true
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 25, 2018
    wipe over with a vinegar cloth or use liquid shoe polish to tone it down..........
  • Elena Loomis Thomas Elena Loomis Thomas on Jun 04, 2018
    I like the dark wax idea. I’ve done some pieces in chalk paint and waxed it with clear first and then with some dark wax. Applying the clear first allows you to have more control of the dark wax. Good Luck!
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