Thursday, March 29, 2012
Metal Madness with Pittsburg Gray
This is a quick, but important post for those that are learning about the truly wonderful CeCe Caldwell's paint. It covers rust and metal with ease - one coat. I found this piece at a friends place - Junk n Treasures - for about $10. Okay - it was $10. Hopefully our customers over at Oregon Street Antique Mall haven't started following my blog yet.
It had some light rust on it, some of the paint was chipping away, and it was squeaky. The chrome on the hardware was still in excellent condition, and the Formica top with aluminum border was in great shape. Oh yes, the drawer lining needed to go and that took a little razor blade action.
So out came the wire brush, gotta love the wire brush in TheSmithGarage with an old Volkswagen Bus. That wire brush comes in handy. With a few swipes to brush off the rust and flaky paint, it was time to shake up a can of Pittsburg Gray CeCe Caldwell's paint. I have to admit, I wasn't sure how it would do. I wanted a very light coat of paint to appear that it was in original condition - didn't want brush strokes showing up.
Well, with very little time, this piece of old hospital furniture was in great shape. NO brush marks, NO sanding! Just a little WD40 on the drawer rollers got rid of the squeak.
Look at the results!
Beautiful! And under that Formica...
It looks like it was spray painted!
But no...I did use CeCe Caldwell's Paint. It is all the rage from what I hear. And we are selling it at TheSmithHotelBoutique and at Oregon Street Antique Mall. So whether you are across the US or in our hometown of Redding, CA - you can get this very paint. It doesn't take a lot to go a long way. I hope I don't sound too "salesy" - after all I am a salesman by profession.
Let me know if you have any questions about this project or any other. Love to hear your feedback and answer questions.
Here is how the paint looks at the booth.
Until next time....