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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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Don't buy paint! MUST TRY THIS!!!
from South Florida
Comments about Amaco Rub 'n Buff Metallic Finishes:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(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!
Amazing rub and buff
from Teaneck, New Jersey
What a fantastic product! So easy to apply and the results are remarkable. Have used this rub and buff on tables, picture frames, and more. Turns an ordinary item into a most beautiful one. Strongly recommended it.
Tiny Tube, Humongous Coverage
from Santa Barbara, Ca
I mostly use Rub 'n Buff patina on copper and brass jewelry, but also on the metal jewelry displays that showcase my jewelry. I use various patinas and I love their unique differences when seen together. I guess the only thing I don't care for is the odor, but normally I only need to use a very tiny quantity for beautiful results.
By cellar gals
from Lodi, CA
We have a frame shop and use rub-n-buff for touch-ups and for frame repairs. There is nothing that works as well. No brush marks as with paint. It works on metal or pottery as well as wood. We couldn't find the gold tones anywhere locally, so were happy to find it through Dick Blick.
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