Silver colored candleholders sat in my attic for several years. I no longer used them as they didn’t go with my home decor. At one time I was going to donate them to charity but I hesitated as I thought I could paint them someday. I just never could decide on how to paint them until I heard about Modern Masters Metal Effects paint. I discovered Modern Masters at the Haven Conference this past summer. I visited their booth where they displayed the coolest looking picture frames and candleholders painted with their oxidized metal finishes. I knew these paints would be perfect for the candleholders hidden away in my attic.
Modern Masters provided me with their Metal Effects Rust Activator paint kit to sample.* The Metal Effects kit I received included the following items:
- One Pint Primer
- One Pint Oxidizing Iron Paint
- One 4 oz. Rust Activator
- One Spritzer Cap
- One Pint of Permacoat Xtreme
It was very easy to paint the candleholders. I simply followed the directions provided and allowed plenty of drying time in between each step.
- This is a “before” picture of the candleholders.
- After painting with the primer paint.
- After painting with the oxidizing iron paint.
- After spraying with the rust activator. As the activator continues to dry the rust finish starts to appear.
- After painting with sealer called Permacoat Xtreme
I actually like the look of the candleholders before the sealer was applied. It’s a very rugged look as if they were left outside and got rusted.
The color changed drastically after the sealer was applied but I do like this finish too.
I’m very pleased with the transformation of my candleholders. The new rustic look fits in much better with my home decor.
*I received the products mentioned above for free in hopes that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This is not a sponsored post.