Two painting/finishing questions for the Peas who know. I've searched and can't find the product
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Kelpea
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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:04:41 AM
There was a big hullabaloo about a product that could make brass finishes look more nickel or pewter like. I can't remember it nor can I find it on the Lowe's site. Has anyone done this before? I'd like to make two of the brass fixtures in my house look like a pewter type finish. The fixtures are nice, just want to change the "finish."

Also, I'm thinking of painting the brass headboard of my daughter's bed white. How do you suggest I do that? Thank you so much in advance...



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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:27:14 AM
i dont know what you are talking about, but i would say spray paint on both counts.

super best would be to get it painted at an auto body shop. if you can't or don't want to do that, then use krylon.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:28:30 AM
I think you want a spray paint for metal. There are all sorts of finishes possible with them. Rustoleum is one brand.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:32:34 AM

Rustoleum is one brand.


Oh I know about that brand. But what I'm talking about was some sort of newfangled product that actually made brass look like a cool pewter-type finish.

Thanks so far, Peas!!!



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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:42:23 AM
Check out this blog. This woman seems to spray paint everything in her home and I must say it looks great!

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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:49:09 AM
That's awesome! Thank you, BEF!



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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:44:44 AM
Rustoleum has a line of metal finishes - wrought iron, hammered pewter, etc... The finishes are the colour of the metal but also cure to mimic the texture of the metal... I think those are the ones the other Pea had suggested, and they work great... I used the hammered metal one on an old fridge door and it looked amazing... Easy to - just spray, the paint does all the work... You see it sort of bubble and clump and form a hammered texture...


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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:16:42 PM
I used the Krylon spray paint for metal in a matte brushed silver color to paint my old brass lighting fixtures inside the house. I've also used it on lamps.

It still looks nice. I sprayed it outside during a day with very little wind. Light coats.

And yes, you definitely want to wear gloves and buy one of those things that depress the nozzle because your finger does get tired after a while from pressing down on the spray paint can nozzle.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:12:48 PM
Rub n' Buff also is fabulous for changing the metal finish on knobs and drawer pulls and such. It is super easy to use and comes in a ton of colors and places like Hobby Lobby or Michaels carry it so you can use a coupon on it.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:56:41 PM
It's called sophisticated finishes. It's at Lowes, Home Depot and even Michaels.

I used it to turn my brass ceiling fan pewter when I couldn't find a pewter one I liked. Worked perfectly.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:22:00 PM
Oil rubbed bronze by Rust-oleum?


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32:04 AM
Wow thanks all of you. I really appreciate your help!

And that blog is amazing.


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