Fast and Easy DIY Patina from Modern Masters
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 I chose two lamps that were outdated brass and transformed them into old world treasures.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you think? Here are the steps one more time!
Do you love it? It was so easy to do myself and the effect is pretty, darn cool!
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.
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