Hey Hey! It’s Monthly DIY Challenge time!! If you’ve been here a while you know all about Monthly DIY Challenge (MDIYC) but if you’re new, here’s a short run down. Once a month 10-ish of my best blog friends and I get together and DIY something using a certain product, material or theme. MDIYC is always the 2nd Wednesday of the month and you can find all of the other projects for this month at the bottom of this post. This month all of the participants are working with Modern Masters Metal Effects kit. Some of us chose Rust but others also chose the green and blue patina. I’m going to show y’all how to rust ANYTHING using this Modern MastersMetal Effects kit. Seriously, ANYTHING. If you can paint it, you can rust it!
As you can see I chose to rust some galvanized letters I already had on hand. I found a great clearance sale at Michael’s last year and bought each of these letters for only $1. They aren’t really my style but I thought, well they’re only a dollar, surely I can figure out something to do with them. Almost a year late? Yup. You just never know!
This is what the Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust (Oxidizing Finish Kit) looks like. Modern Masters provided our MDIYC Team with our choice of kit but you can buy it at Home Depot.
Everything you need comes in the box, right down to stir stick and chip paint brushes. The only thing I think I would advice you to use is some thin clear gloves, but that’s just my preference.
My first step was to open the metal effects primer and put a coat on my letters. I let it dry about 30 minutes this added another coat. I put mine on pretty thick but you be the judge of how you want your piece to turn out. The directions advise you to let your Primer dry for 12 hours after the 2nd coat. Full disclosure: I did not because I don’t have the patience for such things 😉 Again, you be the judge.
How To Rust Anything!
The next step is putting on a coat or two of the iron oxidizing paint. It goes on black and fairly thick. Tip: Be sure to shake, shake, shake both the Primer and the Iron, then also use the stir sticks provided to stir the pots really well. The paint is very thick and it settles to the bottom.
After this dried (for a while? Maybe two hours?) I sprayed the rust activator lightly over the metal letters. I let the first coat dry for an a bit then sprayed another coat of the activator. Once that was dry and I was satisfied with the results I used the Permacoat Xtreme spray sealer that also came in the kit. Seriously, Modern Masters thought of everything! I did two coats of the sealer then VOILA! I had these gorgeous rusted letters.
How cool are these letters now?! The really cool thing about these Modern Masters Metal Effects Kits is that you can use them on ANY paintable surface. Wood? CHECK! Glass? CHECK! Plastic? CHECK! And the list goes on. If you can paint it, you can RUST it! Now that you know how to rust anything, what are you looking forward to trying this product on? Is anything safe in your house?
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