Patina. I just love saying that word. I love the way the vowels mix with the consonants to make such a glamorous sounding word. Patina describes the oxidized look on a piece of metal, that has has happened over time.
It can take years to get a gorgeous patina on a piece of metal. But now, you can have a jaw dropping patina instantly with the magic of Modern Masters Metal Effects Paints. Yep, that’s right. Paint that Patinas!
Modern Masters has a line of Metallic paints in a range of colors. When used with one of their aging solutions, you can take a plain piece of furniture, a wall, basically anything you can paint and make it look like it has been around for ages.
I decided to go big. No small wimpy frames or decorative pieces. I wanted Patina on a grand scale. I chose this basic sofa table. After I cleaned it up and smoothed out the rough patches, I got started.
You need to start with Modern Masters Metal Primer. It goes on easily and dries quickly. You can move to the fun part fast!
I painted one coat and let it dry thoroughly. I applied a 2nd coat, but I didn’t have to wait for it to dry. In fact, you want to use the aging solution while your metal effects paint is still wet. I decided to go with a heavy hand. I used a round soft brush, and literally “plopped” it on all over. I let it run down the legs and kind of make a general mess.
The aging process starts right away, and it is fun to watch! This is one of those times when watching paint dry is very exciting. As it was drying, I decided to change the patina just a bit. I wadded up a shop towel and blotted it where I thought it was particularly heavy. This caused it to darken a bit, but I really love the variegated look it produced.
Once your piece is completely dry, you do not need to seal it. The paint is very durable. However, the patina will continue to actually evolve over time. You can choose to let nature continue to change your piece, or you can seal it to stop the process. In this photo, the sun is hitting half of it. Isn’t that amazing how different it looks in just a shift in light?
I decided to seal my piece with one of my favorite 100% natural furniture waxes.
Modern Masters has so much fun seeing what their customers come up with using their products that they are doing a giveaway here tomorrow during my link party! Check out the Patina Package you can win at the party!
One Pint Primer
One Pint Reactive Paint – choice of color
One 4 oz. Solution or Rust Activator
One Spritzer Cap
One Pint of Permacoat Xtreme [Rust Only]
Think of all the amazing projects you could create. It is endless. I can’t wait to try another Metal Effects on another surface. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the giveaway! In the meantime, want some more inspiration? Check out the Metal Effects Modern Masters Board on Pinterest!