Enhancing the Color and Protecting the Patina on Rusty Metal by Kathy Thompson

Posted on | May 10, 2012 | 5 Comments

Hi everyone! It’s Kathy from the ICE Resin® Creative Team

I’ve created this quick video to show you how ICE Resin® can enhance the color and protect the finish on rusty metal pieces. Once you’ve coated the pieces with resin and they have cured, they’ll be ready to use in your next jewelry or mixed media project.

I hope you enjoy the video.


Process for Coating the Metal with Resin:
1. Line your work surface with a plastic garbage bag.
2. Mix the resin according to package instructions.
2. Wearing latex gloves, use a small piece of cellulose sponge to apply the resin in a dabbing motion to the backside of the metal.
3. Flip the metal over and repeat to coat the topside.
4. Let the resin cure. Once the piece is cured it will be easy to remove without sticking to the plastic.

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5 Responses to “Enhancing the Color and Protecting the Patina on Rusty Metal by Kathy Thompson”

  1. cat kerr
    May 10th, 2012 @ 05:05

    Awesome Kathy Awesome!!!xoxo

  2. Cindy Cima Edwards
    May 10th, 2012 @ 06:45

    Great idea! Thanks!

  3. Christy
    May 10th, 2012 @ 08:45

    This works really well. I did this on some large rusty nails. Thanks for video.

  4. Tina Schiefer
    May 10th, 2012 @ 09:51

    I love the rusty stuff, Kathy! We need to go shopping again!!! :-)

  5. Jen Cushman
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 17:58

    Thanks for showing how great ICE is as a sealer Kathy!


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