Sunday, March 30, 2008
Mostly The Jobs We Call Paint
Here is what we're looking at for a paint theme. I painted the colours you see unto a primed piece of square bar as a test (having previously tested a variety of paints on cardboard). The round tube features a textured black paint that mimics pitted wrought iron very well.
All the paints currently being considered are from Rustoleum. The dark colour pictured on the square bar is called Oil-Rubbed Bronze. It has showy metal flecks that as such isn't the most realistic. But it's gorgeous in person and I've fallen in love with it. The lighter colour is Metallic Brass (despite the name you cannot see metal flecks but a solid realistic tone).
The simulated wrought iron is called "Hammered" and comes in several colours. Black is the colour of choice here for wrought iron.