I was recently given the opportunity to try out the Metal Effects line of paints and patinas from Modern Masters. I’ve gotten the chance to use it on a couple of projects so far, and wanted to share this fun product with you.
The water-based paints have actual metal particles in the paints that react over time (if left to the elements) or react right away with the addition of Modern Master’s chemical reactors, giving authentic patinaed finishes on any surface that you can paint!
I was working on a set for a client’s guest room, including a desk, chair and nightstand. I big-fat-failed to get before pics (I hate it when I do that!), but the desk, like many out there, had some pretty deep gouges and years and years worth of damage on the veneered top. Since the client wanted the body of the desk stripped and stained, and only the desk drawers painted, I had to come up with a solution to cover the damaged top. There was some gorgeous wood inlay in a pretty border around the desk top, so I decided to mask inside the inlayed border and paint a faux blotter using Modern Master’s Iron Reactive Paint and Rust Activator.
I was so happy with how the set turned out, and so glad the client felt the same way! :)
I also used the Iron Reactive Paint/Rust Activator in combination with the Copper Reactive Paint/Green Patina Aging Solution on this side table top. I love how it turned out in combination with the turquoise base (CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green.) This is southwest done right! ;)
Here’s a close-up on that fantastic patina!!
I love the look I’m able to create with these paints and reactors! Thanks Modern Masters for the opportunity to try them out!
(While I received product to review, I was not given any further compensation from Modern Masters. All opinions are completely my own.)