A lot of times when I am recreating a piece of furniture I love the original hardware that comes with the piece.  More often than not though, the hardware is in pretty bad shape and is usually the wrong colour.  Not too long ago I discovered a product called Rub ‘n Buff and have quickly fallen in love with this stuff!  Have you tried it?  This paint/paste comes in a lot of different colours and allows you to update the colour of so many things!When I finally got my hands on atube of Rub ‘n Buff (it was really hard to find in Canada!) I decided to test it out on a few different projects I had waiting.
The first project was a knob for a vintage side table that I had found.  I had painted the side table in a dark grey colour and the knob that was with it matched the design of the piece perfectly, but was an old brassy colour.  Yuck!I used the Silver Leaf Rub ‘n Buff on it and loved the new look.  I didn’t completely cover the knob as I loved the look of a little bit of the brass colour peaking through.
Second up was the new paper towel holder that I had purchased for my kitchen.  I have an obsession with birds and just loved the holder but the colour didn’t match the hardware in my kitchen.I used the same tube of Rub ‘n Buff and again loved how it turned out.  It matches my kitchen perfectly now and I was able to get the holder that I loved!
Finally, I had picked up this old brass hand towel holder.  The colour was terrible but it was exactly what I was looking for to hang my paint brushes on when they are drying.A little of the Rub ‘n Buffand voila!  The perfect hanger for my brushes and no more dated brass!
I was amazed at how little I used out of the tube for all 3 projects and it was really, really easy to use. I literally squirted a tiny amount out onto a an old sock and then rubbed it all over the piece.  I allowed the pieces to sit and “cure” over night before using them but they were pretty much dry and ready to use as soon as I had finished rubbing.
My only suggestion if you give this stuff a go is to wear gloves 🙂 Oops!*The opinions expressed in this blog post were my own as I simply wanted to try out and review the product.
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I have 2 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. I have not tried any other colours yet but would love to get the whole collection 🙂 They were pretty hard to find in Canada and I ended up having to order this one off of the internet and had to wait about 3 weeks for it to come…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh I have been wanting to try this stuff too! It comes in such pretty colors. Have you tried any other colors?

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