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Use Amaco Rub 'n Buff Metallic Finishes for decorating or antiquing wood, plaster, pottery, metal, leather, or gessoed surfaces. Rub on and buff to a beautiful luster. For hard-to-reach areas, thin with turpentine and apply with brush. Colors can be blended.
Each tube contains ½ oz (15 ml), enough to cover up to 20 square feet. (One square meter equals approximately 10.6 square feet.)
Note — The formula for Rub 'n Buff has been modified. It now exhibits the qualities of a creamy paste rather than a stiff, toothpaste consistency. The liquid medium used in Rub 'n Buff's manufacture may appear to separate as it is pushed out of the tube. This is not a defect. The medium and pigment will automatically blend on the palette.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
® Amaco is a registered trademark of American Art Clay Company.
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Excellent silver rub polish
By Bonnie West
from North Carolina
Comments about Amaco Rub 'n Buff Metallic Finishes:
This did a beautiful job covering a gold mirror and changing it to silver. Ver happy with Blick & their variety & quality of products!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Same good stuff!
from Northern Illinois
I've used Rub n Buff for years but couldn't find my old tube and had to order this. I was pleased to see on the website that it still looked the same, and was relieved to find it the same product as ever. This time I used it to patinate a beautiful old bit of "found object" hardware, but have also used it in the past to renew frames.
Great Gold Buff Metallic product
from N. C.
I bought this product to paint some black resin sconces that were filled with artificial boxwoods. I used this gold leaf on them. It was so easy to use, not messy or staining and within 1 application most of it was done but did go back and touch up with a Q tip & then buff. Great product & great results! Easy!
Don't buy paint! MUST TRY THIS!!!
from South Florida
THIS IS A FABULOUS PRODUCT! I use it on everything! Frames, furniture, jewelry! Once you use this you will never buy paint again. It goes on so nicely. I recommend using a small brush ... directly from the tube. If you squeeze it out on something first, it will dry out. Just take it right from the tube. I just "painted" three big chandeliers with this... changing them from bronze to silver. Old tarnished silver plated trays now look fabulous! I changed gold cabinet handles to silver. Use on old frames! Mix silver and gold. Have fun! (Love the pewter color!) I also mix a touch of black with other colors for variations. Or pewter with sterling for a separate color. Watch out... you will want to go wild. Oh also.... this is the best price. I have checked!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I use this a lot
This stuff is great for patching frames. It is noxious, smells horrible, and dries out quickly if not recapped. But it works, and has saved me $$ by making damaged frames usable again.
Hard to find products
from Austin, Tx
I am a furniture repair tech and need fast availability and good value on all products I use. I could not find rub n buff locally and ordered it from Dick Blick. Dependable fast service at a competitive price.
from Philadelphia, PA
The black was very clumpy and couldn't get it smooth. It clumped on the item I was applying it too.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are very sorry to hear that the Black Rub'N Buff is not performing as expected. It sounds as though you received a defective tube and we will be glad to work with you on a return or replacement. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-723-2787 Weekdays 6am - 11pm CST, Saturdays 7am - 10pm CST, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
from Sun Lakes, AZ
I just used this item for the first time and WOW I was blown away. I was restoring a finish on an antique lamp and I purchased each color in the gold tones and then blended at will. It went on easily. You can just use your finger to spread it on or I used a brush and then stippled it to give it an aged appearance with a slight texture to the surface. I couldn't believe how easy and wonderful this product is. Highly recommend!! Clean up brushes with Turpentine...
Adds a Touch of Class
from North Coast, OR
I rehab frames from thrift stores for my work and the Rub n' Buff products is often the final touch that makes them look unique and finished. There's a bit of a learning curve, but the result is really worth it.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to use
By DIY Master
Since this is the first time I have used a product like this I was pleased. I originally bought it to redo my ceiling fan but ended up using it on a frame of an old gold mirror I got at an auction. The black over the gold looks like a burnished bronze now. I left some places show through and it looks great!
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