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If you have any new galvanized, metal or steel item that you are wanting to add distressing or aged look, here is an easy technique that will give you that look without a bunch of fuss.
I didn’t like the shiny new look of the tub so I decided to give it that distressed/used/old look.
This is just one technique of many that are out there, but I love this because there is no mixing or messing with a bunch of chemicals.
So let’s take a look at how I am Distressing my steel tub.
I purchased the Behrens 3-OV 16-Gallon Oval Steel Tub for this project.
I used this Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach for the distressing process.
Start by sanding the entire surface of your item. Try to sand the grooves and small areas as well.
Place in a well ventilated area away from children and pets.
Let set for at least 4 hours. My tub cured for about 6 hours before I got back to it.
I then took it outside and rinsed off with my water hose and used a wet cloth to clean the surface. Not much of anything comes off the item.
I then let it dry. There you have it…..shine is gone and you have a more weathered look. I really like the results.
Add your plants and you have a beautiful container for years to come.
Do you have an item you would like to distress or age? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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