How To Add Copper Patina To Furniture Without Fear

Adding copper patina is a fun way to dress up and be playful with your artistic designs.
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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

Adding copper patina to this old nightstand was the perfect look for my Halloween display. #dododsondesigns #patina #paintedfurniture #furnituremakeover #fauxfinish #copperpatina

Supplies List For Painting Patina On Furniture

Getting a cool copper patina look is literally just a spray away. #dododsondesigns #patina #paintedfurniture #furnituremakeover #fauxfinish #copperpatinaPRODUCTS LIST The products used for this project are from the Dixie Belle Paint Line. You can find all the products I used by CLICKING HERE.

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. 🙂

How To Add Patina To Furniture Without Fear #dododsondesigns #patina #paintedfurniture #furnituremakeover #fauxfinish #copperpatinaAfter a quick cleaning and sanding with my Orbital Makita Sander with a 220 grit paper, it was ready to go.

Applying The Patina Spray

Adding copper patina to your furniture is easy with Dixie Belle patina paint. #dododsondesigns #patina #paintedfurniture #furnituremakeover #fauxfinish #copperpatinaI 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

Adding a copper patina to the this vintage nightstand was perfect for adding that ghostly feel I wanted. Copper patina is quick and easy with Dixie Belle patina paint and activator spray. You totally should try it! 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…