Patio Paint and Aging Galvanized Steel

7:17:00 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...

not good!

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: 
  • Concrete
  • Terra cotta
  • Wood
  • Masonry
  • Stucco
  • Stone
  • Ceramic bisque
  • Cast aluminum
  • Styrofoam

  • 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?

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    *The Patio Paint is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. 
    Update: 2 years later this paint has not faded or chipped.

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    1. totally pretty! Love this project!!

    2. very nice, I love the look of it, it looks so much better than before!
      visiting from Its Overflowing party!

    3. What a clever idea. Your bucket has been improved 100%. Thank you for sharing how to do this.

    4. I have wanted to try aging some galvanized stuff since last year. I can also say that leaving those pieces out all winter in the snow helps the process along!

    5. I love this!!! I need to try doing that to some buckets I have!
      Therena @

    6. I want a fun bucket like that! LOVE! XO, Aimee

    7. love the bucket and the little pop of color of the patio paint. I'm a fan of it too.
      catching you susan!


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