I discovered Rub ‘n Buff last year and instantly fell in love with it after testing it out on some knobs and hooks. It’s the easiest and quickest way to achieve a realistic antique metal finish.
I thought it’d be fun (and helpful for everyone!) to test out all five shades of gold.
If you are using Rub n Buff on a surface that will be handled regularly (knobs, faucets, etc) it’s important to sand and prime first for best adhesion. To prep the sconces, I first used painters tape to protect the light.
Paint the surface black first if you want an aged/patina effect,. The paint gives the Rub n Buff better adhesion and is a good idea for a slick surface.