By chance I came across a product called Rub 'n Buff. Whenever I find something new or new to me, I like to do research on it and see what people really think. I believe that being honest when it comes to reviews is the only way to have a review and I often skip over the reviews that seem so positive they feel like ads instead of reviews. When they quote a lot of the jargon used on the company's website or commercials I find it hard to believe. So this is my take on Rub 'n Buff.
For those of you who don't know what this stuff is, I refer you to Amaco's website. This is a metallic wax finish that can be used for antiquing or gold and silver leafing. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. I found Amaco's website rather user-unfriendly and basic but Rub 'n Buff is anything but. Like I said, I am really skeptical of reviews that are overly positive but sometimes it is what it is.
The tube is a mere 1/2 fl oz and they tell you a little goes a long way. I hear that a lot but I rarely agree. This time, however, I wholeheartedly agree. I antiqued 11 pieces of hardware for my dresser and if you look at the tube
this is what it looked like after I was done antiquing my hardware. It barely looks used if at all and it did all this.
You can really see the finish in this photo.
So even though the product was for silver leafing, I was able to adjust how aged it looked simply by adding less and wiping it off with a dry rag. So easy. This stuff ROCKS!!!
Disclaimer: I have not been compensated for this review in any form and the opinions expressed are wholly my own.
* I loved the look of this product. When I saw it in person it was even better. Eve even let me touch it and try to rub some off. It held up very good to the abuse I put it through. I brought it home to try it out on my light bar redo and it wasn't the same. My light bar was shiny and brass. I smudged it on but it looked like it was smeared in silver grease. I was able to wipe it off with a paper towel for the most part but I had to act very fast and rub hard. I think it would have held after I painted it but I didn't try. I assume that it needs some detail or dull surface to hold on to. In all fairness I only gave it a quick go due to trying to hide my project before the Hubby got home. I can see a million things I want to try this on. A tiny bit goes a long way. Look for this product to come up again.