I’m loving the dark, textured, more interesting look this rust patina paint gives decor.
Do you have old decor that needs an update? Last month, I shared how to DIY 20 Faux Metal Paint techniques. I used Copper, Iron, and Bronze Patina’s for that post. After all of that testing, the rust look was surprisingly my favorite. I’m so excited to show you how gorgeous this looks on some decor I was ready to give up on. And, you can follow these quick and easy steps to update your old decor with this DIY rust paint technique too!
This rust paint looks so beautiful and complex. And it gives decor a sort of soft looking texture. I’m swooning over this look so much, that I’m declaring rust is the new black in this house. 😉 I’m looking for more ways to add it to different rooms. I’ll need to try this DIY Rust Paint on my old picture frames soon!
I am so glad that Dixie Belle gave me their line of faux metal patina paints to try. I’ve had a great time experimenting with different faux metal looks. If you love chalk paint makeovers, be sure to stop by the Dixie Belle Paint Company blog for loads of chalk paint and patina makeover inspiration.
Now, let’s get to this fun DIY Rust Paint Technique!
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Materials for this DIY Rust Paint Technique
- Dixie Belle Iron Paint
- Dixie Belle Green Patina Spray
- Dixie Belle Chalk Paint to use as a base coat
- Paint or Foam Brushes
Steps for this DIY Rust Paint Technique
A quick note first, Dixie Belle does recommend using the patina spray on a wet layer of the iron paint. Wet paint will provide the strongest reaction. The full reaction can take 2-6 hours to fully develop. And the more spray you use, the more rust you will get. Ok, let’s get this party started.
You start with a base coat of a Dixie Belle Chalk paint, in any shade you’d like. I used a blue color called Vintage Duck Egg in this photo.
Once the chalk paint is dry, apply the iron paint and spray on the green patina while the iron paint is still wet. A few light sprays will provide a slight rust look, more sprays will make the rust stronger.
Steps to Update Small Areas with this DIY Rust Paint Technique
That’s it, that’s how easy it is to do this DIY Rust Paint Technique. What do you think? Are you a fan of the rust paint look?? Let me know if you have any questions! I’m always happy to help. 🙂
Looking for more easy decor ideas? Try this easy DIY Pottery Barn Knock Off Textile Art. I saved $300 off the Pottery Barn price.
Or, this fun DIY Light Clip display board. Works great with photos, notes, school papers, and kid’s artwork!
Feeling inspired? Now that you know How to do this DIY Rust Paint Technique, get to it! Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.