What is Rub N Buff?

1.27.2011

I have had several people ask about the rub n buff I used on the foyer chest.
So I thought I would show what it is.
I didn't know anything about this product until I discovered it on some other blogs.
These are a wax metallic finish and can be used on many items such as frames, candlesticks, furniture, etc.
Here are many of the colors available. You can find it at craft and hobby stores such as Hobby Lobby or Michael's. I used Patina on my chest.
You can also order it on line. Amazon.com carries it.


The turquoise spots on here are by using the Patina color and I just applied it with my finger as the tube suggests. This was applied last, but it looks like it is a color that was underneath and brought out by sanding. That is what I was trying to create.

I hope that answers some questions.

Come back later for a reveal.

KIM

31 comments:

  1. That's not as hard as I thought it would be...great tip. Doesn't mean I wouldn't make a big mess of it though -

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  2. Kim, this piece is so GORGEOUS! I just love it!

    Lou Cinda

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  3. You know Kim, the blue is the perfect color to use on the cream. My grandmother painted a whole suite of furniture for me when I was a child in the 70s that I still have. It was creamy with some gold accents. Over time, bluish places have appeared in some of the crevices, kind of like verdigris, so your accents are right on! Did you know that, or did you just randomly pick that color? I really do love it this way.

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  4. Going to have to try this out! It looks awesome :)

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  5. Modge Podge, Rub n Buff... It's a whole new world.... LOL

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  6. Thanks Kim, I'll be stopping by HL later today to pick some up, this looks perfect for a project I'm getting ready to start.

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  7. I saw this stuff and had no clue...thanks Kim!

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  8. I am loving the hint of turquoise. I will have to add this to my Must Try list!

    ~ Tracy

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  9. I have never seen this stuff!!!
    I have got to try it!
    Thanks

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  10. Love Rub n' Buff. It is wonderful stuff. I love your chest with the patina. It looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Oh Kim, this is so funny I have a tube of this that I just found over the weekend while decluttering. I bought it on clearance last year at AC MOORE, I had no idea what I was buying, just thought it looked like a cool product? Well now I know what it is for, yeah.

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  12. Going to grab me some and try it out on a picture frame or something first.

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  13. How interesting. I thought that the turquoise was underneath it all. What a great effect. I will have to try this product sometime. Thanks for sharing your secret!

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  14. Hi Kim- It is a great product, I've actualy used it since the 80's. I always have a brown, black and gold color on hand as it also works well for touching up a spot on a scratch or a chipped item. You sure have been turning out some great looking stuff!

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  15. Thanks for passing that on!

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  16. Hi Kim,
    thanks, I've been wanting to try this technique.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  17. Wow....didn't realize they had so many colors. I went to Michael's recently to purchase some but they only had 3 choices and the one I wanted was out. I love your foyer chest...gorgeous!

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  18. That turquoise color really sets off the chest and looks like it is natural to the age of the piece. Gorgeous. I've seen rub and buff used on other blogs but have not tried it yet....first time I've seen colors used. Thanks for the tip!!

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  19. Hi Kim-

    I didn't know Rub n Buff came in so many colors. I have only seen a few. I am going to have to look into finding the others. Thanks for sharing your tip - you are a PRO, all of your pieces come out remarkable.
    My best- Diane

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  20. Kim, you find the coolest stuff and you use it! That's an amazing little tube of stuff.

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  21. Hey Kim, I might even be able to handle doing this!
    Brenda

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  22. I've known about this product for years but I didn't realize it came in all those colors. Love the Patina! Diana

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  23. That is a beautiful piece. Thanks for all the tips....I would love to give it a try one of these days. I have a nightstand that I picked up at Goodwill last summer and this might be just what it needs. Thanks!

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  24. I love Rub n Buff. I've been an addict since I saw Genevieve use it on the old Trading Spaces. I never knew it came in so many colors, though. The turquoise was perfect for that piece. It looks terrific.

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  25. wow! I have to find this stuff!

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  26. It is one of my favorite products! I have used it for years, although I have never seen it in all those colors. My stores usually have 4 or 5 to pick from. Just picked up the patina recently,love it!

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  27. I will surely have to get some of this!!! Looks so fun!

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  28. Kim I love that stuff...have been using it for years! But I love how you used it on the chest.

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  29. Kim,

    Thanks so much for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff product. We couldn't have said it better! I know most users are surprised to find out it's available in 17 colors. We love seeing how you and everyone else is using the product - so many great ideas. Keep sharing!

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  30. I love Run n Buff! I have used it for over 40 years!

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