How to Create a Galvanized Table Top Look

The painted finish of a galvanized steel table top is a look I've always wanted to achieve. This DIY paint treatment gives you the look of galvanized steel without the price.

How to create a beautiful galvanized reproduction look on a damaged table top.

Using a product called Pearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements it was easy!

How to Paint a Galvanized Table Top Technique.

The table I chose to galvanize had a very damaged top.

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How to create the perfect galvanized steel look with a paint technique.

Pearl Plaster and Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint created the perfect finish!

First I painted the table top in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Graphite which is almost black. 

Next I mixed up the Pearl Plaster with just the right tint of Graphite paint. 

Using a sea sponge I pounced on the pearly-grey plaster paint.

How to create the perfect galvanized steel look with a paint technique.

When the paint dried I had the perfect galvanized finish.

I gave the table top a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax to protect and enrich the beautiful patina.

I added silver upholstery tacks to the edges of the table to create the look I was after. 

How to create the perfect galvanized steel look with a paint technique.

I'm imagining this galvanized finish on the top of a gorgeous dining table or desk!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I love the galvanized paint technique and the nailhead trim too!

  2. Sweet! I love this look!!

  3. This looks so great, Susan! I love the trim, also! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Never heard of this, it looks fabulous! Love the cute table, and the nailhead trim, too !xoKathleen

  5. what a sweet table Susan! great job! thanks for sharing the paint colors/steps.


  6. I love this look! I have to find Annie Sloan in Denver! Would love you to link this up to Friday Favorites live tonight! laura


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