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Advice on paint, please?

Posted by cloudy_christine 6B SE PA (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 19, 09 at 19:21

Hello. I'm hoping someone can point me to the right paint for this job. I bought a bird feeder that's a black perforated tube with an aluminum dome lid. I want to change the color of the aluminum dome to something that will blend better in the garden. I have in mind an aged bronze or dull copper. Warm, dark, low-key.
So I need paint that can be used on metal, will hold up outdoors, and comes in those dull metallic finishes. Searching the web is not finding them. I'm sure someone here will know if anyone does.
I thought of another approach: can Rub n'Buff be used for outdoor things? I found nothing about that, one way or the other.
Looking forward to your recommendations.

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RE: Advice on paint, please?

Go to the craft store and look in the section of the store that has clay pots, pens and paints. There is a paint especially for metals that also is good for outside. You shouldbe able to findwhat you want there.

RE: Advice on paint, please?

there is a spray paint called (hammered metal paint) they have it in gold, silver, and copper, and bronze. its weather safe. it looks like its been hit with a hammer i think its what your looking for it has a very nice look for a bird house. home depot has it. i think the bronze is a dull look.

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