When it comes to designing a space, it’s the finishing touches that truly bring it to life. The feeling of seeing it all come together is simply unmatched. However, these elegant touches can often come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, there’s a solution that can elevate standard finishes without looking fake: Rub ‘N Buff!
What Is Rub ‘N Buff?
Rub ‘N Buff is a quick and easy way to add a metallic wax finish to previously painted surfaces. It’s a simple process of gently rubbing the wax onto your desired home accessory and then buffing it in to reveal a stunning luster. The shine it creates is truly extraordinary.
Initially, I was skeptical and thought it might just be a gimmick, but Rub ‘N Buff has quickly become my go-to product for elevating home accessories. Here are a few reasons why I love it:
- It’s affordable.
- It’s incredibly easy to use and forgiving. Even in a time crunch, I’ve managed to achieve flawless results.
- You can apply it with any brush. I personally use an old makeup brush.
- It’s readily available in stores.
- There’s a wide range of colors to choose from, whether you’re a gold, silver, or copper lover.
The Best Rub ‘N Buff Colors
Rub ‘N Buff offers a wide variety of colors that cater to every metal lover’s taste. Personally, I’m a fan of gold finishes, and I’ve had the best luck with two shades: European Gold and Gold Leaf.
European Gold is a slightly cooler-toned gold that complements any neutral color. It’s the epitome of the stereotypical gold finish we all dream of.
On the other hand, Gold Leaf has a warmer and brighter finish. It almost looks like there are flecks of gold in the wax itself, making it the perfect choice for adding a lighter pop to your gold finishes.
If you’re unsure about which color to choose, I highly recommend trying out the multipack option to test different finishes and find the best one for your needs.
My Favorite Projects With Rub ‘N Buff
Rub ‘N Buff has become a staple in countless home projects, but two of my favorites involve transforming art lights and cabinet hardware:
Elevating Affordable Art Lights
Redesigning my sister Sophie and her husband’s living room was an absolute honor. We challenged ourselves to find budget-friendly options, and of course, Rub ‘N Buff had to be incorporated. The art lights in my own home served as inspiration for this project.
To create an antique finish, we started by painting a black base on the art lights. Then, we applied Rub ‘N Buff using the forgiving and easy-to-use technique. The result? Stunning art lights with an antique feel that everyone loves.
Transforming Basic Cabinet Hardware
The kitchen renovation for Sophie and her husband didn’t stop at the living room. No cabinetry is complete without the perfect hardware. After ordering semi-circle pulls from Amazon, I decided to take them up a notch.
Just like with the art lights, I spray-painted the pulls black to create dimension. In the backyard, right before dropping my daughters off at dance class, I quickly added the Rub ‘N Buff. The finished gold pulls perfectly complemented the gray paint in the kitchen.
No matter what stage of your renovation or refresh you’re in, Rub ‘N Buff is the ultimate way to elevate your finishes. Trust me, adding it to your DIY project list will be worth it.
If you decide to try Rub ‘N Buff in your home, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Article Source: Ames Farm Center