Painting Metal Pipes: Valspar Distressed Finish

Painting Metal Pipes: Valspar Distressed Finish


Using cleaned, prepped pipes, spray on a coat
of Valspar Royal Garnet and let it dry. Then spray on a coat of Valspar Churchill Hotel
Vanilla, and let that dry. Using an 80-grit disc on a random orbit sander,
distress the pipe, sanding through to bare metal in a random pattern. Focus on areas
that would naturally get wear, like areas with texture or raised lettering. Now mix two parts Valspar Cinnamon Cake paint
to one part water, and use a foam brush to dab paint around the threaded areas, and along
random areas of the pipe, anywhere you want that ‘rusted’ effect. While the paint’s still
wet, mist the areas with water until the paint runs….dab away the excess water and let
the pipes dry.

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