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Hi Jenny,

I have an old cast iron garden bench that I have stripped. I want to create an antique brass finnish. I want it to have a slightly aged look. Can you help?

Many thanks


Thanks for writing and for your question.  Visit your local craft store and you'll find a treasure trove of paints and special application kits to create just the look you want.  Ask for some help there too - the sales people are very knowledgeable about these techniques.  

Remember - an antique brass finish will have a red undertone and some shades of turquoise/green as a patina.


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