WOW they really look like brass which is a hard finish to replicate. If you are struggling to find your ideal light fixture, while staying on budget, consider the option of spray painting a light fixture. In this photo they are hard to see, but you can’t even tell the difference when you’re in the room. We used Citristrip, a mild stripper, because its thick consistency makes it easy to apply and its orange color makes it easy to spot on the brass. This technique works great on wood and plastic. Great job! Use a slightly damp sea sponge and lightly dip it into the bronze paint or paints. There is also a product in the Fusion line called Tough Coat that is used for sealing the painted surface against excess moisture. I know!! With wood, the black paint gets into all the nooks and crannies. You just made my day! Love this. XOXO. Now, I have spray painted oil-rubbed bronze finish on metal with the best of DIY-ers. It is so gracious of the hosts to do this. Good job! freaking. Give an outdated brass bed a new look with a fresh coat of paint. Hey Marie and thanks so much. I have all kinds of tips, tricks, and lots of photos to make your project the best it can be. Happy brass antiquing and happy day ahead, my friends! I’m a sucker for brass and copper. **If you have any projects involving Rub n Buff,  link them up to my R&B Anthology by clicking this button!**. Yes, more people want help than volunteer it, so some questions go unanswered for a while. I don’t know why layering paint is my jam, but I can’t seem to just “paint” it on. LOL. You nailed that finish! I’ve done our cabinet hinges and screws, and I’ve done the light fixtures in the kitchen, and a curtain rod, switchplates, towel holders, door hinges… Start by spraying the black paint. When I saw your pics, I would have been that person to stop at the first pic and think it was great. Love having you visit! Below, this ring on the left is factory-finished in antique brass. Lightly dab the paint on to the base coat. I had a brass/glass coffee and end table to sell, it sat forever, so a friend suggested painting it, so I spray painted it bronze, and it sold in a week. Paint works wonders! amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; I have a lot of things in my house that I could update with a great paint that looks like REAL brass! While the stripper is still wet, use the brush to remove paint in areas the putty knife cannot reach and to give it an overall scrub. They’re both such fun to paint! In a cup, thin out acrylic paint with water to create a glaze. *bonus* you will get a pretty manicure in the process 🙂. great job! Hey Morgan and thanks so much… I hope it does or it’s off to the swanky stores and the poor house for me. You can paint your brass models easily, however, properly preparing the model to be painted is a time consuming process. Put on the gloves, and pour the vinegar into a small bowl. What a transformation. It does look like a texture in the photos, but doesn’t show when viewing after the hardware is installed. That really looks like real antique brass! Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words. If I have metal items that are not already brass or black, which should I start with? containerEl: '#fd-form-5f172a5c626753002668fe4e' Sometimes playing around a bit with paint and/or R&B gives a piece more dimension than just spray painting, and can give new life to something in your home you’ve grown tired of. drapery hardware is SO expensive! It is an appropriate project for a sunny day, as plenty of ventilation will be needed. I never would have guessed that wasn’t real brass. I prefer the deep tones and dirty patination of antique brass over the yellow hues and perfect sheen of polished brass though I … Add … In a cup, thin out acrylic paint with water to create a glaze. Then rinse it off thoroughly. Such an incredible transformation!! Transform any surface into oxidized old brass. Discover the best options for how to tarnish brass using supplies like vinegar, ammonia, and paint. Awesome!! How To Antique Painted Wood Furniture Step 1. See the difference with the black paint? Wow, you did an amazing job! Paint The trick to getting an antique brass finish is to spray from a distance of 2'-3' instead of the 12" that is normally suggested. One more note about brassy doorknobs and cabinet hardware:  I have found that R&B is NOT a great choice for toning down doorknobs and cabinet pulls/knobs that are going to be touched on a regular basis. Just wondering if it would chip or flake? I am so glad I painted these and saved my $500 on hardware. It is GREAT for hardware on a piece of furniture, or door hinges, but on knobs that you will touch frequently, the wax will wear off over time. Just one more week until we get het to see the entire room, Hi Toni! First, you could buy a different brown wax, like Rub n Buff. link to product info on Amazon] will work, Terri. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; I know brass is on trend right now though to me it has always been desirable. Thanks so much for working this out for me. Hello! I cannot wait to see your room. Such a beautiful finish, Susie! Metal spray paint that is evenly sprayed on the shiny surface of … I’m so excited to reveal the dining room and see all of the other rooms, too! Hey Susanne and thanks a million! And your step-by-step tutorial is much appreciated. I am in awe over here because when I first saw the picture, I assumed you bought these already finished in that beautiful antique brass look. Use these 5 amazing solutions on your brass cuff bracelets, rings, and brass fixtures. Wow you did a great job, that drapery hardware looks fantastic. I have a curtain rod that is extra long but a brushed nickel (which I am not digging) and I am going to update it soon! I really felt like sewing the rings on was the way to go, but I always wonder! Antique Bronze is a patina (blue liquid) that instantly imparts a light to dark bronze finish on steel & iron. What an amazing job!! I let the R&B dry a bit, then buffed off a little. Thanks girl. Wow Susie!! Antique brass effect paint. amzn_assoc_title = "My Amazon Picks"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Plain white or a primary color can be roughed up with fine-grit sandpaper to give it a weathered look. They look fabulous Susie – pinned to my paint tips board. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; You are the Paint Layer Patina Queen! First, you want to remove your hardware from your furniture. You continued to keep going and every pic just got better and better…..to the point that YES I AM AMAZED NOW!! Mix one part salt into three parts vinegar and apply to the brass with a paintbrush. Does look classy! Nice touch with sewing the curtain directed onto the ring. It tones down the gold a bit. Appreciate you weighing in. Thank you EVER so much for the ping pong ball idea. Great job!!! Today I’ll show you how to create that antique brass finish using paint. Using a rag, wipe the glaze on your item. ;) Your rods and clips look GREAT, and good tips on the R&B! Kelly, LOL….Kelly! XOXO. To make the patina even darker, heat the treated brass with a … You know, that’s a great point. Thanks a million! This looks great! lol.... long story on that part. Ah-mazing job! I have already purchased two metal, electrical conduits to do my double window (wide) and also decided to use the same on my other single window. I would say that you succeeded in getting a classical look with these rods. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Reactive Metals: Antique Patina for Copper and Brass This is hands-down the best and fastest patina solution for copper and brass. If you want a greener color, mix a tsp of salt with the vinegar. Your technique is spot on and they turned out looking like real antique brass! ha….thank you so much for the tips! If you don’t have that, you can mix brown paint (acrylic or chalk paint) into clear wax to make your own dark wax! , […] How to Paint Faux Antique Brass Hardware – Fall 2017 ORC Week 5 […]. The acidity causes the brass to rapidly oxidize, the process that tarnishes brass over time. Next, drop your hardware into a pot on the stove with water. Right? Yesterday I shared with you my DIY ping pong ball-finial curtain rods (try saying that three times fast). Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Or something else? Your home looks so elegant and I can’t wait to see the room reveal! 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Remove sanding grit with a tack cloth. To give old cabinets a new look, you'll have to deal with the hardware by installing new knobs and handles or giving the existing pieces a makeover. And yes, please let me know if you use the technique. window.fd('form', { Done right, it’s classic and timeless and I’ve always loved it and used it in my home. Come on over and have a peek in real life. The final product is a bit of understated bling. Apply a small amount of both colors (about a tablespoon of each depending on the size of the piece) to your plate. You could try using un-thinned black paint in the wax-on/wax off method….or you could use one of my fave products to achieve an antique brass look. Oh I love this. Perfect for hardware, light fixtures, home decor accents, and more! The room is starting to take shape and I love what I am seeing!!! You surely know how to make a girl blush… XOXO. A little goes a long way so use it very sparingly. Love it so much. Spray your item with the gold spray paint (in a well ventilated area, wearing your safety mask) and allow to dry. Thanks so much, Tammy! That is definitely the trick and I think you got it. Your attention to detail is inspiring and you are truly an artist my friend…those drapes are wonderful and look very classy!! The window on the left has the factory-finished antique brass rings, and the one on the right has my R&B-over-black rings. I like brass. Using a rag, wipe the glaze on your item. Hey Tee and thanks a million! It adds warmth and a nice patina and contrast to the furnishings in a room – plus it is classic – always be in style. I think I am just going to paint my rod and finials white... walls will be light blue and curtain panels will be white, along with my sort of cafe style shades? These days, brass objects are coated with lacquer to prevent the brass from tarnishing. LOL.. The handle was bright brass with a matching pull plate; a lovely simple design, but absolutely wrong color. You have created a unique and beautiful look with these rods. Posted on March 20, 2013January 15, 2019 By: Author Lisa. Here’s the set up. If you have brass doorknobs that you hate, I would recommend replacing the knobs and using R&B on your hinges like I did. Sherry…thanks so much. Thanks Libbie and good luck with your rod! People don't seem to like brass much these days, so I'll keep painting it until it comes back, as everything does eventually. Tip: Applying paint with a paint brush creates peaks and valleys that will be more visible when you apply the stain, resulting in a more accurate antique look. I wasn’t about to go out and buy new clip rings when I seriously have probably 50 that I could use, with a little color change. Do not mix the colors together on the plate or on the brush. Learn how your comment data is processed. Paint furniture the desired color using latex paint … Rub the finish with your rag to remove or add more until you get the desired affect. Looking forward to seeing the finished room. I need therapy. For creating an antique brass look on wood and plastic, you’ll need: Spray your item with the gold spray paint (in a well ventilated area, wearing your safety mask) and allow to dry. But I agree with you! Top the primer with a coat of paint in your chosen color and allow to dry. I can use it straight from the bottle, using a paint brush or cotton swab to apply it directly where I want, or I can dilute it in hot water to dunk the whole piece. For metal you can probably guess my trick – I’ll share that at the end. How to Paint Brass Cabinet Pulls. Paint is like a TOTAL MIRACLE product! Wow! Leave overnight, then rinse thoroughly before drying with a soft cloth. Today I am showing you how to update dated brass hardware, I am updating my doorknobs from brass to oil rubbed bronze. Get free shipping on qualified Antique Brass or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today in the Paint department. Lightly rub 100 grit sandpaper over the surface to lightly scratch the surface to provide some “tooth” for the paint to adhere. Spray a light coat of spray paint in a glossy formula over the object you are working on, … Painting can cover an unsightly spot, or help to blend in an older lamp into new décor. Antique spray paint can give the appearance of a timely patina in just one coat. If I use this paint and your method at some point I will definitely let you know. Moral:  too much R&B and you don’t get that antique look. I gave these black PB sconces in my dining room a touch of antique brassiness with a little R&B, too. Hi Colette and thanks. Then load the brush with 50% gold and 50% bronze paints. This is so fantastic!! In my bedroom I have three windows. Too much coverage with the Gold Leaf R&B on the black ring made it scream GOLD!! Brush the paint stripper onto the fixture to loosen the lacquer. How to Paint Brass Beds. I'm catching up and cracking up as I read this...wish I would have read it about a month ago! Save. Wow, these turned out amazing. Remember to use light coats of paint. Hey Sweet Friend! amzn_assoc_linkid = "326100a4143b296c535ef98ed1d8fff0"; 3. Wow!! Thanks for sharing the info! These look amazing!! !, so I toned it down to the desired antique brass look by allowing a bit of the black to peek through. I may have to do an experiment with some other hardware and get back to you. wow that looks amazing … now how durable is the paint finish? Although it's hard to get paint to adhere to brass, usually a Self-Etching Primer [affil. Just put some clear wax into a bowl and then mix a little bit of paint in until you get the color you want. I have a long wall of windows in my family room. Hi Tim and thanks. Pinned:). It always has to be layered. Thanks. Love them, and love how much money you saved. You can't buy character, but you can fake it with an antique paint finish. I had enough antique brass clip rings for two windows, and a million. Well done! I love love love that paint can make anything looks classy and expensive. Great job! After 1 to 2 hours, wipe the stripper off the brass with a damp rag, rinsing where possible. Thanks a million! I recently learned how to age brass…you know the bright shiny yellow brass and turn it into aged brass in 5 minutes. Best, After a thin coat of the black paint, spray a thin coat of the brass paint. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. […] How to Paint Faux Antique Brass Hardware – Fall 2017 ORC Week 5  […], […] How to Paint Faux Antique Brass Hardware – Week 5 […]. Find out how to remove lacquer from brass before cleaning and aging brass. Paint Brass Lamps Painting a brass lamp can give a new look to an old favorite. The set up doesn’t look very impressive here but the light in the studio was just perfect when I started to paint. Extremely realistic to the touch, in the opacity and in non-homogeneous appearance thanks to chemical oxidation. LOL…. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "chelseaprojec-20"; Besides, the rest comes from artistic license and vision. (Laundry room update in progress) And we now have ourselves a light fixture hack that looks trendy and cool, for a budget price of about $50.00. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; Paint them black and us gold rub and buff, or paint them gold and use black rub and buff? This is such a great idea and it looks like brass! Thrilled to hear you like the look. Seriously – read my tutorial – if I can do it, you can do it. It’s a wax-on/wax-off kind of thing. Another great project, Susie! #tarnish #brass #antique #aged Since then I have sprayed a lot of metal items, usually satin black. It looks amazing and no one would know it’s humble beginnings! I had the same problem trying to "age" some gold. The hinges have held up perfectly and the knobs are NOT that hard for you to change out yourself! XOXO. Oh Jeanie! Now antiquing gold on metal. Malt, white wine or cider vinegar all work well. Nicely done! Antique brass. Paint is awesome. amzn_assoc_asins = "B00OBPY1BO,B00OBPY1A0,B00O2JNZ3O,B071K2R5MX,B072MW5HLD,B00OE8F6VC,B071H7CGQ8"; Wow that looks great, I thought it was brass I never guessed it was wood. I was brainstorming on a way not to break the bank. It turned out beautifully! I found that letting the glaze set for a few moments, then buffing a bit, softens the lines from the rag and gives a nice finished affect. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I’d be thrilled to know if it was helpful to you. I recently swept into an antique shop and found this beautiful brass pitcher. }); Copyright © 2020 Shine Your Light | Bamboo on Trellis Framework by Mediavine. OMG, that is so. LOL!! I’ve pinned to my painting technique board for reference. ......I'm Susie. Cynthia. Our spray brass paint allows for a light-weight and real metal feel to a wide range of surfaces; all you need to do is decide what you would like to make look like brass first because once you realise how easy and effective the brass spray paint is to use and how fantastic the results are you won’t want to stop! Whatever the reason, this is a task that will give a brass lamp a whole new look. I love the fact it has a slight texture too, from the brush strokes. Blot excessive paint on to a paper towel. It’s easy to antique paint and antique painted furniture to add depth and character. Hi Jen and thanks! The finish won't look natural if you attempt to create an overly distressed look. formId: '5f172a5c626753002668fe4e', Due to the hurricanes and California fires interrupting shipping for some of the bloggers,the dates are extended. I will tell you that if Fusion paint is allowed to fully cure (30 days), it has a self-sealing rock hard finish. Appreciate the time to leave a comment. Looking forward to your room reveal! Save. Thanks Jessica! XO. Hi Mary and thanks so much! Hi June and thanks so much. I am like you with how expensive the drapery hardware can be. They look incredible!! Any experience on how it holds up if you slide the rings on the rod a lot? We used three different sizes of brushes: a brass brush the size of a large toothbrush, a medium brush and a larger brush. Antique Bronze is used for lighting fixtures, railings, hardware, gates, gift items, basically anywhere steel or iron need to be given a Antique Bronze Look. Love it! Enter stage left, a can of antique brass spray paint. I favor the gold finish over silver or bronze. So happy to have you stop by. Spray paint adheres fine to metal, but the thinned-out black paint doesn’t spread properly; instead it just sits in little spots on the surface. I’d you hadn’t told me I’d never guess that those rods weren’t brand new from a high end store. Save. That’s pretty available in the big box stores or craft stores. Posting about mine this week! The wax-on/wax-off method is all you need to bring those babies from shiny brass (bottom) to antique brass. Welcome to The Chelsea Project, a DIY blog about using lots of color to create a comfortable and vibrant living space. You’d never know how the curtain rod used to look. Using a paintbrush, paint the vinegar solution on the brass door knobs and other pieces, and let them sit for a few hours. You'll see furniture refinished, home decor refreshed, and the power in power tools unleashed. Brass is a soft metal that can hold great detail, which is why it is preferred by model makers and users alike, a good brass model can make the world you are creating come alive. LOL.. #timeforcoffee XOXO. Use a brush and apply thinner over the surface. It really helps to hear your thoughts. 2003. 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