I am so excited to introduce you to a long time Insta chum Pati Robins from the Style Squeeze Blog! Pati is a DIY enthusiast with the most amazing decorated rental home – if you dont already follow her on Instagram, you NEED to (like now!). Today she is sharing a 5 min tutorial on how to create a faux rust effect for any of your home decor items!
Hi guys! Pati here. So today I thought I’d show you a very quick and easy way to create faux rust – using cinnamon! I simply love rust patina and with just two supplies you can create and add “rust” to just about anything
MATERIALS NEEDED TO CREATE A FAUX RUST EFFECT
- Cinnamon Powder
- Wall paint (i.e Latex or Emulsion). I used a random tester pot in a dark grey colour.
- Paint brush or kitchen sponge. I tried with both and both work well as you will be dabbing paint anyway. Use whatever you have.
- Spay on Matt Lacquer (clear Polyutherane)
MY STEPS TO CREATE A RUSTY EFFECT:
Just to note for a metal effect like my paper letters in my kitchen (pictured above) , first spray the item with silver spray paint – then allow it to dry.
Then dab a bit of dark grey wall paint here and there using a cloth to wipe it off gently. This will dull off silver paint in places and your item will look move vintage- then follow the rest of this tutorial.
Today however, I will be showing you how to create a faux rust effect using a paper barn star (Tutorial on how to make this will be on my blog soon).
1- Depending on your preferences , dab paint to the areas where you want your faux rust to show. If you paint too much, dont worry just wipe it off with a cloth. Work on small areas at a time to ensure paint is wet when the cinnamon powder is applied.
2- Sprinkle cinnamon onto the desired areas. Handy tip: use some kind of paper underneath to catch any extra cinnamon that falls off (you re-use this again!). I however forgot to do this because i am an idiot 😉
3 -In places you can gently dab or press cinnamon into the paint so that some areas will be a more greyish dark rust. Don’t worry if the paint comes off here and there – that is the beauty of it!
4- Allow everything to dry and you are all done! Easy huh?
If you are concerned that the the cinnamon might come of – spray it with a bit of Matt lacquer (clear Polyutherane) – although I never bothered and mine is holding up well
If you have any questions about this faux rust tutorial – leave me a comment below, You can also visit my blog to see more of my DIY Tutorials, including this budget kitchen makeover
If you’re reading this tutorial, chances are you might be an ‘all things industrial fan’. Here are just a few other tutorials that you might like – including my very own take on creating faux rust metal letters!