Ever wanted to make something look like metal? This simple tip will create the look of metal for your next project. Here’s an easy how-to you that takes minutes to transform almost any surface to look just like metal.
On the downstairs bathroom door there is a tiny brass door knocker.
I’m not really sure where it came from.
It’s been there as long as I can remember.
Are you thinking? Why? Why do you have a door knocker on your door?
I wish I could tell you that I thought it up, but I’ve discovered that it’s actually brilliant. And incredibly helpful for determining if the bathroom is already in use.
When we had the doors refinished, they refinished the hardware, too.
They took off the door knobs and the hooks and the brass plates and made them look shiny and new again.
Except the door knocker?
It still looked like this.
Kind of pitiful.
Like all the shine had left it about a million knocks ago.
Here’s a close-up of the doorknob so you can see the look we were going for.
This is the original doorknob and when they shined it up, it brought out the most beautiful patina.
You can still see the age and there are dark spots here and there, but this doorknob?
It’s living its best life.
I tried everything to make the door knocker match.
I used brass polish.
And elbow grease.
And NOTHING WORKED.
It was not representing.
I remembered this.
I have used Rub’nBuff since I started wearing high heels and socks with my name on them.
It is one of the greatest gifts on the planet. This tube is so tiny, but it has superpowers. It can make almost ANYTHING look like metal.
It also can make metal look even metaler.
You just use the tiniest bit and cover your surface.
I typically apply it with a q-tip, cover the surface and then buff it off with a clean flour sack towel.
The first time I used it, I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I had wood handles on a thrift store piece of furniture that I wanted to look like brass. A little Rub’nBuff and the handles looked just like metal right before my eyes.
Rub’nBuff comes in different colors (and I’ve used almost all of them). There’s silver leaf, copper, ebony, european gold and so many more.
Make sure you read all the directions and manufacturer’s instructions before using.
My door knocker?
It went from this.
Isn’t it SO MUCH BETTER?
And it took me under two minutes to transform it.
Here’s the new entrance to the bathroom with the doorknob.
And the shined up door knocker.
Bright and shiny and ready to party.
And tell jokes.
Like this one:
I mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for later.
I had NOTHING to do with that joke. The door knocker made me do it. 🙂
PS Have you ever used Rubn’Buff before? What’s your favorite project?