Have your friends or colleagues ever gone on-and-on about a product they love? You may have witnessed the impressive results, yet for whatever reason it took you years to try it? I have no excuse or logical explanation for this, but that’s exactly what happened to me with Rub’n Buff Metallic Finish.
This vintage dresser was an appealing piece to start with but I’m beyond thrilled with the final result! It’s been painted and restyled with numerous products, which I’ll list below for those of you who are interested. But today I’m sharing the one small detail I believe highlighted the piece perfectly.
It’s an inexpensive and easy to use metallic wax that can help bring out and enhance the small details in your furniture.
I know many of you furniture painters are already very familiar with Rub’n Buff. And for all my painting and product experience, I’m late to the party. But for those of you who have never tried this metallic wax, I’m going to share my ‘late to the party’ experience with you. And, I can sum it up in two words.
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Rub’n Buff is amazing. For all of you who recommended and suggested Rub’n Buff to me – THANK YOU! For those of you yet to try this product, TRY IT! 😉
Products Used For This Restyle
Annie Sloan Olive Chalk Paint (The Painted Bench)
To achieve old-world-antique-charm, I first cleaned the piece and made repairs. Once the drawer was fixed and the scratches were filled, I gave it an overall sanding and painted with 2 coats of Annie Sloan’s Olive. After sanding and distressing the final coat, the Olive was dark glazed with GF Vandyke Brown Glaze Effects. Three coats of Varathane Satin Polyurethane was applied for protection – sanding between each coat.
The Rub’n Buff was applied very last. I used it to highlight the dresser details and in the metal middle of the wood knobs. All I did was dab a small tiny amount onto my baby finger and gently bushed my finger over the areas I wanted highlighted. I then buffed it with a clean finger. It certainly adds a touch of glam.
A Q-tip would also work nicely if you aren’t into gold fingers. It does wash off easily enough with soap and water.
And speaking of knobs, the original hardware had me stumped. A big thank you to Jac and Lorelei on Facebook for identifying the Bakelight and giving me a heads up! I replaced the Bakelite knobs with the vintage wood carved cup handles that were original to this buffet here. The Bakelite knobs are in safe keeping for another project.
Isn’t it amazing what a little attention to the small details can do?
This isn’t a sponsored post, but if the manufacturers of Rub’n Buff are reading this, feel free to send some of your AMAZING product to share with my SI Readers! Just saying, this would be a great giveaway – it doesn’t hurt to put it out there right? 😉
I hope you’re having a great week and I’d love to hear what you think of this painted dresser. Also, if you’ve used Rub’n Buff on any of your projects, I’d like to hear your results and creative ideas!
Feel free to chime in and say HI! I always love hearing from you! 🙂
Happy painting my friends,
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