Amaco RUB 'N Buff - European Gold, VWARNB08
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Now, this might seem like a lot of money for a tiny tube, but you will be AMAZED at how far this one tube will stretch! Prep includes scuffing up the surface with fine steel wool or a sanding block, then using a good oil based spray primer.
I used antique gold Rub and Buff on my chrome kitchen hardware and I love the warmth and character it added to the space!
I’d use a couple layers of some type of top coat over it and am not sure it would hold up to the heavy use of a seat… but the legs should be fine. I have also used it outside our house on the stone name and it has lasted in the sun and rain no problems. And since I’m constantly forgetting which Rub n Buff colors I like best and needed to use it on some hardware in our current bathroom renovation, I decided to conduct a little color experiment like I did for ranking the best gold spray paints. A bit of googling did not turn up any side-by-side comparisons of the product, and I don’t trust those digital color sample sheets (rightly so as it turns out).
Rub onto clean, dry, or previously painted surfaces or on post-fired ceramics with a gloved finger or soft cloth, then gently buff to a beautiful luster. Never thought I’d be sitting at my office desk “trying on” Rub n Buff colors, but doing this little experiment was so helpful for me so I can reference all of the colors in the future, and I hope it helped you too. And of course, you’ll need the object you’ll be transforming along with a paper plate, paper towel or any clean surface to blend the Rub ‘n Buff. I love that rub n buff matches so well to my antique vibe and depending on how many layers you add on you can create a very antique rustic appearance. That being said, it is extremely durable and I’ve personally never had it wear off and I’ve used it for cabinet hardware.Spanish Copper – Almost like rust, this copper is much closer to bronze and has an aged patina look.