Step 2: Dab The Paint

give a watering can a faux rust coating dab on iron paint
Photo: Lisa Shin
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Wearing protective gloves, use a sponge to dab on thin coats of paint where rust would naturally occur, such as on the top and bottom rims, on drip lines, or on the spout. Once dry, dab on a second coat of paint. Use thicker coats to vary the texture.
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    Tools List

    • latex gloves
      Protective gloves
    • sponge
      Sponges (two)

    Shopping List

    1. Metal watering can

    2. Modern Masters Iron Reactive Paint

    3. Modern Masters Rust Activator

    4. Clear sealer