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Give Chrome Fixtures a Faux Aged Bronze Look

Save some money remodeling a room by giving worn out and spotted bronze/chrome fixtures a rich faux aged bronze look.

Revitalize faded and worn out brass or chrome fixtures by removing them from the wall and giving them a light sanding. Spray fixture thoroughly with a brown/dark brown spray paint. When dry, give a light dusting with black spray paint (do not cover all of the foundation brown). The result is an aged bronze look, and no need to buy new fixtures!

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Also, some spray paints have a "hammered" texture. These work very well, also!

Source: Been doing this for years.

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August 18, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for the "Instant Bronzing" tip!!

Yes, those "Hammered" type spray (or brush type) paints are also super-heavy-duty & REALLY hold up well too! And with the hammered type of paints you also need no primer & they'll go over any surface without sanding or priming (even melamine). BUT NEVER use them on a kitchen counter or work space! They may be awesome but they have some kind of toxin in them that can't come in contact with food... I wonder if it's like this with all oil-based paints?

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