Do you love rustic metal pulleys, but don’t like the hefty price tag? Wouldn’t you rather have a rustic metal pulley for less than $5? Ah, I have a secret. That beautiful rustic metal pulley above is actually:
Plastic! Ready to see how I secretly transformed that black plastic pulley into a gorgeous faux aged metal pulley?
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- Plastic Pulley
- Metal Effects Primer
- Metal Effects Copper Paint
- Metal Effects Green Patina Solution
- Sea Sponge
- Foam Brush
- Spray bottle
Paint Metal Primer onto the plastic pulley.
After the primer has dried, paint the Metal Effects copper paint onto the pulley. Let it dry and apply a second coat.
While the copper paint is still wet, dab the Metal Effects patina liquid randomly onto the pulley.
Can you tell which one isn’t real metal? Ha!
Even close up, it’s hard to tell that this pulley isn’t real metal.
What else do you think could use some faux aged metal treatment?