I will let it go at mid day.
Reluctantly. It’s sO cOOl!
I already told you how I wore myself out trying to sand off the previous texture, and then used a Rust-Oleum metallic paint-and-primer in one as my base. I used it to completely cover the textured verdigris finish and to seal any raw metal exposed in sanding.
I let it have the night to completely set up—especially because our humidity felt like it reached 1000%. The Next day I began work on capturing that “golden patina” she was after, which comes from a multitude and range of “gold tones.” Hence the menagerie of paints!
I used a combination of brush, spray & my fingers.
*I’ve had gold fingers for a few days~ down to some gold fingernails now! ; D
For the spray part, I used a handy little sprayer for small projects by Preval. It’s a spray paint kit that allows you to make spray paint with latex paints—you’ll need to thin your paint just a bit.
I buy/keep a few starter (complete) kits and a few replacement sprayers on hand. I’ve found the power unit can get too cold so I’ll switch to another and rotate between them. The lidded jar lets me keep extra paint on hand “just in case!”
With all of these metallic colors and “techniques,” it was just a case of building up the COLOR in patient layers.
After it had a good amount of drying time, it felt a little “rough” again so I “sanded” it down with extra fine steel wool to a smooth touch, but,
It’s tough to get a good shot of this because it has to hang from a rafter (it’s really heavy), and my studio is a wreck once again (Uuuuhhg).
The white candle sleeves just look too stark white so I painted a few of the old ones an old white that I thought might look more natural. I’ll see what she thinks when I give up this beauty today.
*the old white candle sleeve is in the foreground—
And, Btw—below is the house it’s going to live in! I laughed arriving there to meet with Kristen—I almost sold this house back in 1991 but my buyers were scared away by the amount of work it needed. It was incredible then and more so now!
.…hey, this is the ceiling it will hang from—sigh……