I've always been curious about Rub n' Buff and wanted to try it. I've heard people talk about it and seen the wonderful results they've acheived with this product. It can be used on doorknobs, light fixtures, ceiling fans, frames, mirrors, and molding....really the possibilities are endless. Recently, a friend of mine ordered a large monogrammed frame from me. She uses alot of gold accents with rich colors in her home and wanted her frame to be gold. I searched and searched for the perfect gold frame, with no luck.
Several weeks went by when I finally had a lightbulb moment. I remembered this frame I had that I wasn't currently using. So, I decided to give Rub n' Buff a try. I wasn't really sure if the results would be what I was looking for, but it turned out even better than I'd hoped!
I think it's beautiful! I'm not usually much of a gold fan, but this is more of an aged, weathered gold. I think the layering of the gold rub n' buff over the dark cherry colored frame acheived the perfect patina.
This product is extremely easy to use. You can use your finger or a soft cloth to rub it on and when it's dry, you buff it with another soft cloth. You really cannot mess it up and that is definitely my kind of project!
I also wondered if I would have enough. The tube is so small and the frame I was working with was so big. I was amazed that when I finished.....the tube barely looked used. This stuff goes a long way!
For my monogrammed frame I used the "Antique Gold". The next frame I'm going to show you, I used an aqua shade called "Patina"
This frame was originally a silvery gold color, almost champagne. I simply used my finger to rub the "Patina" color on the raised parts of the frame. Simple technique.....beautiful results!
A Rub n' Buff sales representative from Amaco contacted me recently to see if I'd be interested in trying a sample of their products. I had no idea they had so many different color choices to choose from! Our Hobby Lobby only carries 2 or 3 colors, so I was pleasantly surprised when all of these beautiful choices arrived in my mailbox. I've tried several of them, all with great results. My favorites so far are the antique gold and patina, which I showed you today. Now, I'm rather anxious to try the silver leaf and the white. I'll keep you posted. And thanks to the people at Rub n' Buff for offering such a wonderful product for me to try....I'm hooked! If you're looking for a specific color of Rub n' Buff, you can purchase it directly through Amaco's website.