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I like to use Modern Masters Metallic Paints. This one was done with Modern Masters Blackened Bronze and Modern Masters Statuary Bronze. Put a little bit of paint on a plastic tray, add in a little thinner, to give it some translucency – (MM makes an Extender for Metallic Paints that works – I use glaze), then just take a small brush , dip in, off load it onto paper towel and then chip/pounce/stipple it onto your fixture – bounce it all around. I didn’t tape this fixture off because the glaze made it wet enough where it wiped right off the glass. Thats it. Some of the base can show through. It doesn’t matter – it just all works together. No top coat. No need.
Heres another one. Same client. Before (and this one was a new fixture, and almost went back because the black was too stark, but client liked the fixture otherwise, and liked the price as well -
I hit this with the same thing – mostly Statuary Bronze, a little it of Blackened Bronze -
I should note, this will work when your original fixture is a painted finish -not metal. For metal (chrome, brass etc ) see below -
A few other examples … before -
after – theres more to this one. First brush on Caromal Colours Smooth Basecoat in Chocolate color, then when dry, stipple/bounce/pounce Modern Masters Metallic Paint Antique Bronze cut with some extender or glaze -
Last one? One more ‘rubbed bronze’ copy…. the old -
and the updated-
sniffle sniffle…. that bathroom is no more….. anyone following me this last week knows, a plumbing leak resulted in this bathroom being gutted. I don’t look forward to having to redo the walls – any finisher will tell you that its REAL difficult to get your own house finished :)
Back to the topic - Modern Masters is available online, but it will be cheaper to find it local – check your Benjamin Moore dealers near you, or Modern Masters site.
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