Painting Metal Pipes: Valspar Aged Black Iron Paint
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Painting Metal Pipes: Valspar Aged Black Iron Paint

Using clean, prepped pipes, spray on a thick
base coat of Valspar Manhattan Mist texture paint. Make sure you coat the pipes well,
and pay special attention to the threads and joints. Once that’s dry, use a wedge cut from a sea
sponge to dab on Valspar Cabin Plank paint. Don’t cover the first coat of paint completely,
you want a kind of ‘mottled’ look. When that dries, go in and sponge on the next
coat – Valspar Lincoln Cottage Black. Use this to cover any spots where the first coat,
the texture paint, is still showing. Mix two parts Valspar Cinnamon Cake paint
to one part water, and use a foam brush to dab the paint around the threaded areas, and
along random areas of the pipe, anywhere you want that ‘rusted’ effect. While the paint’s still wet, mist the areas
with water until the paint runs, dab away the excess water and let the pipes dry. That’s
it ‘instant’ aged iron.

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12 thoughts on “Painting Metal Pipes: Valspar Aged Black Iron Paint

  1. why not just use Real aged iron, then you are also recycling and reusing instead of 
    adding to landfill and/or waste? Not to mention adding VOCs to environment as well as spending the money on this paint,seems counter intuitive and senseless.

  2. thellalucky: 'cuz not everybody had access to old pipe or wants to waste the time, effort and energy it takes to find that stuff.   It isn't always green to try to be green.  And reusing material as it is (without melting it down or grinding it up, etc) is called upcycling, not recycling.  The person who throws the pipe in to the trash would be the person creating waste, not the person buying the new pipe. Also, the VOC content of paint is pretty low compared to just a few years ago.  And, depending on where that pipe came from, it may have been used with chemicals that are no longer legal.    There's room for everybody when you open your mind to the possibilites.

  3. Is the cinnamon cake paint some acrylic water based paint? Is there an alternative? I can't get all this stuff in The Netherlands : I really really need something that sprays textures like that. I only have something that looks like stone but the texture height is so minimal

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