How to paint clawfeet on old tub

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I have an old clawfoot tub, and I want to paint the feet in a silver color. I want to be sure the detail of the feet show through. I would like suggestons on what paint to use to show the detail, not hide it! Thanks in advance for any help. I enjoy Hometalk.

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  • William William on Apr 24, 2019

    Use Rustoleum2X spray paint. Tape off what you don't want painted. If they are removable take them off. Several light coats will get you a smooth finish and won't hide the details.

    • Roberta Roberta on Apr 24, 2019

      William, thank you so much! I have already removed the claw feet. Is the spray paint you mentioned a silver, or are you saying that any silver paint in Rustoleum 2X spray paint will let the detail show through? I just want to be sure before I take on the project, which seems to be an easy one. I certainly appreciate your comment and help! Roberta

  • Megan Megan on Apr 24, 2019

    look into Modern Masters Metallic line. They have are a high quality silver paint that has a beautiful silver finish. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe3HPpvXtkU


    This video might help!

    • Roberta Roberta on Apr 24, 2019

      Hi Megan. Thanks for your comment. I watched the video you suggested. It was interesting! However, it didn't show anything done to the clawfeet. I appreciate your input, though. ❤

  • William William on Apr 24, 2019

    Use the Rustoleum 2X metallic silver spray paint. Several light coats will let the details show and give the shiny metal look.

    • Roberta Roberta on Apr 24, 2019

      Okay. Sorry, William, if I missed something in your previous answer. I'm so excited and ready to get the clawfeet painted without losing the character and detail! I really appreciate your help! I'll think of you as I work on this little project. Thanks, again! Roberta

  • William William on Apr 24, 2019

    Could you please post you project here when you do it.

  • A.V. Perkins A.V. Perkins on Apr 26, 2019

    You can also use chalk paint and wax to make the details more vintage. Good Luck!

    • Roberta Roberta on Apr 26, 2019

      A. V., Thanks for your idea. I have never heard that! I appreciate it. Have a good day!

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