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How to Paint Shelves with a Metallic Rusty Finish

A metallic rusting agent on the wooden display shelves lends the look of vintage garden shelves on the newly finished walls.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Sand the Shelves

Sand the shelves with a sanding block, dust and tack.

Step 2: Brush on the Metallic Surfacer and Antiquing Solution

Brush on Sophisticated Finishes Iron Metallic Surfacer. Let dry.

Brush on Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Solution. Let dry.

Step 3: Brush on the Varnish

Brush on Modern Masters Dead Flat varnish. Let dry.