Patio Paint and Aging Galvanized Steel7:17 AM
An aging technique on this very shiny bucket was just the
beginning of this project...
I bought this large bucket to store potting soil.
I will keep it on the deck next to my potting bench...
As you can see, this bucket is so shiny you can almost see yourself in it...
The first step in this transformation is to age the shiny steel!
I painted on a product that you can learn about more in my post on Antiquing Solutions where I experimented with 3 different antiquing products to get 3 very different results.
The shiny finish was immediately toned down. The grooves are darker, and the bucket now has a beautifully aged patina.
The second part of this project is a new paint by DecoArt I was very anxious to try, called
Patio Paint is a permanent, weather-resistant acrylic paint for outdoor decorating. It is formulated for water resistance and excellent adhesion in changing temperatures.
The application and clean-up is quick and easy, too!
DecoArt recommends Patio Paint for use on all kinds of surfaces:
I am liking it on galvanized steel today...
Patio Paint went on smoothly and cleaned up in a wink!
With the beautiful patina on this bucket and a paint that can withstand the weather...
I'm sure this potting soil bucket will look great on my deck all summer and only
get better with time!
Notice how the finish on my new bucket looks just like the authentic vintage
galvanized steel in the background.
DecoArt I loved this product and I'm anxious to try every color!
How about using Patio Paint and painting some terra cotta pots with stripes or chevrons this summer?
*The Patio Paint is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.
Update: 2 years later this paint has not faded or chipped.