Using Rust Inhibitor Paint on Wood

$5
1 Hour
Easy
My friend asked me to update an ornate gold mirror and make it silver. I don't have an indoor space to spray paint it and it was too cold to do it outside so I checked out metallic paints at Home Depot. I spotted the small cans of TremClad paint for metal and for less than $5 I decided to give Aluminum it a try.
I am so happy I did! It covered beautifully in one coat! I can't wait to try it on some other things.
This mirror was very pretty but too ornate for my friend's taste.
Not being able to spray paint the mirror frame, I decided to brush on a rust paint.
Tremclad and a brush worked BETTER THAN SPRAY and without the mess!
Joan @ Nicer Than New
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  • Ing933308 Ing933308 on Mar 07, 2015
    I did the same but spray painted it at a friend's in the summer. Now that it is winter I'm itching to do more and Tremclad will be mine new best friend. Wonderful! Now it's time to get working on that dresser...

  • Kate Kate on Aug 09, 2016
    I'm a bit scared of spray paint (we don't have open space to do it in) so it's good to hear about alternatives that work well!

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