You almost can’t mess up with Patina Paints. Just keep layering until you get the look you love!
I don’t know about you but I have a Pinterest Board full of beautiful Furniture Makeovers. I’m obsessed. Lately, I’ve been loving the faux Metal Finishes mixed with layers of other paints or just blends of beautiful colors. Those makeovers always take a boring, out-of-date piece and transform it into a showstopper. As I work on updating my home, I’ve been meaning to try a similar paint technique out. But, I wasn’t quite sure how to patina paint DIY Metal Finishes. Or even which products I really needed.
Luckily for me, the Dixie Belle Paint Company contacted me about trying out their product. So, I headed over to their page and started checking out their colors. They have a beautiful line of chalk paints and stains, but the patina paints really grabbed my attention. I was seriously hoping to try one. Especially after checking out all of the furniture makeovers on the Dixie Belle Paint Company Blog! So many inspiring examples, guys. 🙂
I contacted Dixie Belle right away about trying the Copper Patina Paint with the Green Patina Spray. BUT amazingly was sent all 3 metal Patina Paints and both Patina Sprays to try. Along with Vintage Duck Egg Chalk Paint to use as the base. It was like Christmas for this DIY junkie!
I thought about getting some scrap wood out and testing some finishes. Then I spotted some leftover canvases from my recent Boy’s Bedroom Makeover (see the reveal). Serendipity! I could turn my tests into art and reuse the canvases that were just taking up space in the closet.
UPDATE: See how these canvases look now in my DIY Chunky Wooden Frames.
I spent a couple days experimenting with different looks. And I was totally shocked that Copper didn’t end up being my favorite. I’m kinda loving the rust looks I was getting with the Iron Paint and Green Patina. But all 3 are beautiful. And there are so many ways to use these paints for different looks, I barely scratched the surface guys.
Hopefully, these 20 examples show you how to patina paint and help you pick the metal and patina you love. These are just starting point for your DIY Faux Metal Finish. The possibilities are endless. Maybe you want to mix a couple metals on the same piece. Or paint lines of the patina spray in veins across the paint. Have fun and be sure to comment here or tag me on Instagram with any cool designs you come up with. I’d love to see them!
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How to Patina Paint DIY Faux Metal Finishes: Getting Started
Now that I’ve covered how you get started, let’s move onto how to Patina Paint some beautiful DIY faux metal finishes! Dixie Belle does recommend using the sprays on a wet layer of the metal paint. That will provide the strongest reaction. And it can take 2-6 hours for the Patina to fully develop. But, you will see it start almost immediately. Of the 3, Iron seems to take a bit longer. But the results are gorgeous! 🙂
How to Patina Paint DIY Faux Metal Finishes: 20 examples to get you started!
That’s it, that’s How to Patina Paint DIY Faux Metal Finishes! There must be hundreds more ways to play around with these paints and patinas. Have fun playing around with the finish and patina you love most, or get the full set from the Dixie Belle Paint Company Shop. I love them!!!!!! And as always, let me know if you have any questions!
If you like playing around with paints, you’ll love this fun and easy DIY Paint Pouring Art.
Here’s how I used that beautiful copper paint with blue on a table.
Need to strip an old finish off your project first? Check out my Easy DIY Paint Stripping Steps.
Feeling inspired? Now that you know How to Patina Paint DIY Faux Metal Finishes, 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.