Fast and Easy DIY Patina from Modern Masters

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You guys this Patina Kit from Modern Masters will blow you away!  Wait until you see how amazingly easy it is to create a patina effect on just about any object.  I chose two lamps that were outdated brass and transformed them into old world treasures.

I used the green patina kit but it also comes in a blue and a rust.  They are so cool.  Modern Masters was nice enough to send me this kit and let me try it out but all opinions are 100% my own.  You should really check out all of the amazing products that they offer.  I would LOVE to use the door paints.  My home really needs an outdoor spruce-up and this would be the perfect project.

 

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Using The Patina Kit

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This Patina Kit comes with the primer, the copper paint, the patina spray, two chip brushes, two stir sticks and the directions.  It has everything you need to finish the job.

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

As I mentioned above I chose the green kit.  It is more of a teal green and that is what I loved about it.

I purchased two lamps at the thrift store and brought them home specifically for this project and I was so excited.

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

Beautiful, right down to the gazillion stickers they put on them.  I don’t know why they do this but there always seems to be at least 2 price stickers and the lamps have a “tested on ____date” sticker too.  It is large and doesn’t seem to come off easily at all.  I had to break out the Undo to remove them completely.

 




 

 

Three Easy Patina Steps

Step 1:  Prime your piece

After removing the stickers and cleaning off the lamps they were ready for the primer.  After the first coat has dried for about 30 minutes apply a second coat.  This will dry for 12 hours.

Step 2:  Paint your piece

The kit includes the copper paint that will react with the spray in step 3.  Paint the first coat and let it dry for about 30 minutes.  Then apply the second coat.

Step 3:  Use the Patina Spray

While the second coat of copper paint is still wet, spray a light mist of the Patina spray onto the paint.  You will start to see the reaction in a few minutes.

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

This was after about 4 or 5 minutes.

There were some areas that did not seem to react at all.  For these parts I added a little more copper paint, then re-sprayed.  It did help but they still did not seem to react very well.  I am not sure if it was something on the brass or what.  Jeff kept telling me that Patina is random and this is how it looks.  I finally listened to him and stopped messing with it.

The final effect is pretty amazing.

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

What do you think?  Here are the steps one more time!

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

Do you love it?  It was so easy to do myself and the effect is pretty, darn cool!

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

Be sure to visit the Modern Masters website to see at all of their amazing products.  Here is what some of my friends did with them.

 

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

 

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

20 Comments

  1. Carolann

    I just love how these lamps turned out Michelle. That kit looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try it! You really managed to turn those lamps from blah to beautiful!

    28 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Carolann! Blah to beautiful would have been a good title. LOL! I can’t wait for you try this. You will love it.

      28 . 12 . 2016
  2. Nancy Janssen

    Jeff was right, Michelle; they look perfectly imperfect. Very pretty!

    28 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Nancy! He is right sometimes. LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

      28 . 12 . 2016
  3. Peggy Stolley

    YES!! So cool. You did a great job on these!

    28 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Peggy! I even bought the lamps without your great eye. LOL! They were fun to do.

      28 . 12 . 2016
  4. Sue

    Your lamps that you got for a song now look like they costed a fortune and I like the color so much. They add beautiful old world ambiance to your home. Since I did lamps too, I could not love yours more. I hope everyone gets a Patina Kit and tries this as I am now a huge fan of this process.

    28 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      It really was a fun process! I love your lamps though Sue. You got nice color over more of your lamps and they look so nice. It is fun how they all turn out so different.

      28 . 12 . 2016
  5. Michelle James

    The lamps turned out great Michelle! I love the patina so much!

    28 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Michelle. This was a fun product to try. You should try it too.

      28 . 12 . 2016
  6. Heather Northington

    Loving this look! The patina gives it such a unique finish. Great job Michelle as always.

    29 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Heather. I really loved what you did with the trunks. That was very creative. I am loving this product.

      30 . 12 . 2016
  7. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    Your lamps are amazing! Love the color with the rest fo your decor. Great job!

    29 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Susie. I am not sure what room they will call home yet but it will most likely be the new guest room. But they do look pretty on this desk. I appreciate your nice comments. Thanks again.

      30 . 12 . 2016
  8. Elaine

    These are beautiful! I have used Modern Masters paint and love it. I wonder if the lamp must be metal? I have a ceramic lamp I spray painted, and want to give it a new look. I love the way we can change our things with paint. If I don’t like it, I put it in a yard sale. Someone will love it!

    29 . 01 . 2017
    • Michelle

      I don’t think they do have to be metal. I am pretty sure the primer and the copper paint along with the patina spray causes the forced patina look. I am not sure it matters what is underneath. I am so glad you like them. It was a fun project. Thanks so much Elaine.

      29 . 01 . 2017
  9. Joyce Lane

    I have several lamps, I will have fun!

    19 . 02 . 2017
    • Michelle

      You will have fun. Thanks or stopping by Joyce! I appreciate it.

      19 . 02 . 2017
  10. Laurie Kollins

    I often use a patina on my jewelry designs….never thought to do this on any thing else. I’m off to the flea market this summer. Beautiful look, thank you for the ideas.

    19 . 02 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Laurie! Thanks so much for hopping over to the blog. I had a lot of fun with this kit. I need to try it on some jewelry too. Thanks for that idea!

      19 . 02 . 2017

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