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Author Topic: Anyone know of a way of ageing metallic paint on wood?  (Read 1396 times)
Sludge Van Diesel
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« on: August 09, 2013, 08:40:47 pm »

I've got a wooden easel with woden moldings that will be painted silver with gold highlights.

Can anyone help with a method of ageing the look of it?  Just so as it doesn't look brand new, I'm not going to be making it look rusty or anything like that, just needs to look a little aged.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 09:28:04 pm »

The usual trick is to use a base coat of some contrasting colour and rub back to it through the top coats using fine wire wool or a 'Scotchbrite' pad. Take it back to the bare wood in a few small areas and then varnish over the lot to seal the finish.

http://isearch.avg.com/images?s=sideNav&q=shabby+chic+furnature

Personally, I think it looks bloody awful.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 09:38:51 pm »

That's not really what we had in mind.  Still needs to look metalic all over, just older.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 09:44:40 pm »

Ah!

In which case, a little touch of verdigris patina applied to the nooks and crannies might be the way to go.

http://isearch.avg.com/images?s=sideNav&q=verdigris+patina
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 04:35:41 pm »

Not sure how well that would go with silver & gold.

Just want to dirty it up a bit I suppose
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 05:18:55 pm »

Poking my nose in where it doesn't belong... What about brushing on some walnut stain, then wiping it off with a cloth while still wet?
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 08:59:15 pm »

Worth a try
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 09:16:32 pm »

Mr. Van Diesel, I'm curious; how did your easel aging efforts turn out?
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 04:52:57 am »

Still solid silver paint at the moment. Other work projects / commitments have got in the way for the time being
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