Just the thought of a copper patina finish to a decorative furniture painter can be scary. Especially when the fear of having to repaint it is a possibility. No one wants that! Of course I was a little anxious when I started adding the copper patina, but in the end… it all worked out. Here is how it all went down. It was so easy!
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How To Add Copper Patina To Furniture Without Fear
Supplies List For Painting Patina On Furniture
- Caviar Black Mineral Paint
- Copper Paint
- Oxidizing Spray blue & green
- Gator Hide
- Gilding Wax copper and green
- Cling On Paint Brush
Preparation Before Painting
The little nightstand had a lot of veneer issues, but it peeled right up with a paint scraper. It’s my multi-purpose tool. 🙂
Applying The Patina Spray
I added the Copper Paint in areas that I wanted the oxidizing effect. Around the detailing and randomly on the edges. While the copper paint was still wet, I sprayed over the copper paint with the Dixie Belle activator spray. Within minutes I began to see the copper patina appear. It was magical! And to get a multi-color effect, I used both blue and green patina spray.
After the paint and patina spray had dried, I sealed the nightstand with Dixie Belle Gator Hide. To add even more color, I randomly applied the copper and green gilding wax with my fingertip for the added color effect. The gilding was done not need to be sealed and is totally okay to add over the Gator Hide.
AMAZING Copper Patina Right Before Your Eyes
I think this cutie will be a great addition to my covered porch Halloween display. What do you think? I’d love to hear your feedback on this scary makeover in the comment section below. If you like the look of this copper, you’ll LOVE this COPPER LEAF MAKEOVER!
Until the next project…