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AMACO Rub 'n Buff Wax Metallic Finish, Autumn Gold, 0.5-Fluid Ounce
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- Wax metallic paste provides lustrous finish
- Perfect for furniture, antiques, glass, crafts, home decor
- Apply with finger, cloth, or brush, then buff for a beautiful luster
- Available in 16 colors
- .05 fluid ounce tube
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Rub 'n Buff is formulated from carnauba waxes, fine metallic powders, and select pigments, for a finish no paint can duplicate. Rub the paste onto a clean, dry, or previously painted surface or post-fired ceramics with a finger or soft cloth, then gently buff to a beautiful luster. The more buff, the more shine. Perfect for use on antiques, craft and multi media projects, furniture, home decor, glass, frames, light fixtures, and more. CL Seal, conforms to ASTM D-4236. Not for use by children or in healthcare facilities. Combustible. Made in the USA.
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I found that smooth surfaces need an astoudingly small ammount, but rough surfaces will take just a bit more. The silver has very good coverage, and the results are impressive. Very shiny, metalic result that doesn't dissapoint or look fake.
My favorite part is application, i use my finger (use gloves!!!) which means less tools and set up/clean up. Its so simple! I bought the 12 pack of different colors after this one and nothing in my house is safe!
A fun product for the crafty person!
NO ONE paid me or gave me any discounts for this review, I bought it at full price and have no obligation what so ever to rate this any higher than I choose.
I bought this to use on a faux-leather storage ottoman. You know--the kind that you get at Target for $40--they're terrible-looking, but sometimes that's all you have room for. Well, I got tired of the horrible brown pleather, and decided to Rub n Buff the hell out of it. It's the best $5 upgrade you can do in 10 minutes or less.
I used Grecian Gold, which is a warm, "old" gold, and definitely not a cool-toned champagne gold. If you do an image search for "etruscan jewelry" you'll get a sense of the warm feel. All you do is dot on a bunch of pea sized blobs all over the surface you want to cover, and then swirl it around with a rag (I used an old sweatsock!) It dries very fast, and very patchy, so you'll want a second coat. By fast, I mean minutes. Then just let it cure for a day or so to really let the wax harden. Like shoe polish, once its buffed smooth and shiny, it doesnt transfer anywhere.
My biggest fear was that someone would sit on the ottoman and get up with gold sparkles all over their butt, but I can assure you that hasn't happened. I can wipe my hand across the surface and sit on it with black pants, and there's no sparkly transfer. (FYI, I did not have the same luck with some small metal hair barrettes. I guess it depends how much finger oil you have, and how much an item is going to be handled--because the barrettes quickly became kind of dull and gummy-looking.) But the ottoman turned out great---much more cheerful than the brown faux-leather monstrosity that it was before.
I probably used 1/3 of the tube to do this storage cube--and I like it with this slightly transparent look. If I get sick of it and want to add another layer, I have plenty left in the tube.
(Pro Tip: Try it on seashells, rocks, figurines, and almost any decorative object. It's fun, and it take almost no time.)
Update May 2016:
Just wanted to come back and say I found one small instance of the gold finish transferring off----if you touch it accidentally with something that is slightly hot, a thin layer of the Rub n Buff might transfer. But you'd expect the same thing from shoe polish or candle wax. I accidentally touched a decorative Rub n Buffed scorpion figurine with the edge of a cooling-down heating pad, and ended up with a small gold dot on the heating pad! The figurine was fine. So like any wax, this stuff melts, so just be careful.
So I purchased AMACO Rub -n Buff in the color I thought might match. Well...not only did it match perfectly, but after spending only a few minutes to "rub and buff" the drab item came alive.
As it turns out I'm happy that the item wasn't returnable, because after the 'makeover" the two of them together now look fantastic on my wall.