Friday, April 18, 2014

Chalk Paint® On Metal

I've done a lot of painting using Chalk Paint on wood furniture lately so it was refreshing when a client requested that I paint a pair of heavy metal candle sconces she had. She was tired of the verdigris green finish they sported.

I suggested we leave the 90's behind and lighten them up a bit! She was excited at the prospect and gave me full creative license to do what I wanted with them! 

Chalk Paint is so versatile in that it can be used on just about any surface to create a one of a kind piece and in this case, with very little effort.

What I love most about painting over metal is what happens when you wipe the wet paint with a rag. The wet paint settles in the low spots and the rag removes the paint from any high spots, creating a beautifully aged finish.

The above is with one coat of slightly watered Old White. Once dry, I applied a coat of Paris Grey. Again, watered down a bit. I played around, going back and forth between the two colors, painting and wiping, letting a little of the original green show through until I was satisfied. 

Here is the before and after.

Lovely...don't you think?

The point being, don't limit yourself to painting just wood with this beautiful paint. 

The possibilities are endless!

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