Want to turn something a metallic color? Rub N Buff may be your answer.
It comes in 20 colors which could even be combined for custom colors.
It’s easier than spray painting and you don’t have the overspray. It’s also inexpensive at around $5 per 1/2 oz tube. That tiny tube covers 20 sq ft of surface area. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon. They only had the three golds, Silver Leaf and Ebony.
Rub N Buff has been around for a while, but more and more people seem to be using it. I used it for the first time this week.
I used Gold Leaf on my “new” Craigslist chair that sits in my entry. Before and after?
Inspiration? Stephanie’s settee over at Creative Design Inc.
Gorgeous. Back to Rub N Buff. Truly, you just rub it on (it’s an ointment consistency).
So, tape off anything you don’t want colored and grab a paper towel or your fingers, squirt some out and rub it on whatever you want to turn metallic.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how well it worked. Just took a little over an hour to do the chair. The taping took the longest. No sanding or prepping other than cleaning the surface.
What all can you use this on? Let’s take a look at some examples in GOLD! Oh, and if you haven’t caught on… gold is back!
Lamps. (Below, Andrea toned it down.)
Of course, you can do the opposite as well and go from gold to pewter, silver and so on. Have you used Rub N Buff?
There is one warning. I’ve been sick for a couple of days from it. I’m sensitive to smells and very allergic to this, apparently. Burning eyes, sneezing, runny nose, etc. So, if you are sensitive to such things, let your project sit in the garage for a while before bringing it inside (unlike me)!
You can use it on just about anything! And, no sanding or prepping.