Rub and Buff Lighting!

2 Materials
30 Minutes

In this post We turn a drab wall sconce into something that really pops. Downstairs in my finished basement I always knew I wanted black shiplap and I knew I wanted to sconces on the wall also. The black sconces distant pop like I hoped they would so I decided to rub and bust them so instead of having to get a new sconces a five dollar investment save the day.

Her is the light before starting! See how it’s just lacking the luster it needs? Time for trusty run and buff. Rub and bus can be found at your local craft store for under $10 it’s an oil based paint that easily adheres to mow services giving a refreshed look.

Step one. Give a light sand or rub down/ Do you want to make sure whatever you’re covering is clear of dust and debris and as wiped clean if it’s a shiny lacquered surface you might want to just rub a little bit of sandpaper to roughing it up a little bit so the rub and buff adheres

You can use a paintbrush if you would like I prefer to just use a paper towel a little goes a long way with this product so a piece size amount start with on your paper towel and gently just start rubbing and covering.

Ta da! That’s it! The Dry time is relatively quickly also. Now I have a scones that truly pops off of the black wall there are so many uses for this product I encourage you to take a chance on some thing you might’ve otherwise thrown out

They come in multiple colors but I prefer antique gold but truly it’s up to you. This is to show you the packaging and also the color I selected should you choose to want to go this route. I hope you enjoy this project and as always you can follow us on Instagram @ophelia.Adele.home

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  • Bobbye Bobbye on Feb 27, 2021

    The sconce looks great! I’ve been thinking about doing shiplap in my kitchen and really like yours. I have also been thinking about doing the room in a shade of gray. Seeing how awesome your black shiplap looks, I am now thinking, gray shiplap. Do you have instructions for doing shiplap? Sorry . I know your post is about the sconce, but I just had to ask.


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