Friday, May 17, 2013

Modern Masters Metallic Paint Review & {Giveaway}!!


One lucky day I was contacted by the sweet people at Modern Masters to review some of their products.  I could choose from their metallic paint collection or try out their metal effects kit.  You all know how much I love to paint everything {some examples here and here}, so reviewing a paint product was right up my alley!

I headed to their website, and was immediately impressed with the number of colors they offer.  I had quite the difficult time narrowing down which I wanted to try out, but after a great debate, I made my choices...and then stalked my mailbox until my package arrived. ;)

My thoughts then turned to what I wanted to try the paint on.  Luckily, I was in the middle of a project that could benefit from a little metallic paint.

We had a large wooden tray that needed a major makeover.  {Yes, I had already started sanding when this "before" was taken...whoops!}


I sanded and re-stained the piece because the undertones were a little too red for my liking, and the cup rings were not the prettiest thing to look at. 


Once that was dry, I tapped off {and aluminum foil-ed off} the areas of the tray I didn't want to get paint on.  Then I grabbed a couple different widths of stencil tape from my craft basket and started laying out patterns.  {And before you ask...nope, I didn't measure a thing.  I just eyeballed everything to make sure it appeared even.  One of my requirements for this design was that I did NOT want to have to measure a. single. thing.}


After all the tape was down, I used an exacto knife to cut away the pieces I didn't want.


Then I took my tray outside and gave it two coats of gold spray paint and primer {Rustoleum's Universal in Pure Gold...best gold spray paint out there...in my opinion, of course}.  I wanted the design to appear pretty opaque, and I wasn't sure how sheer the metallic paint would be.  So I figured, better to prime the surface and be safe, rather then sorry!


Once the spray paint dried, I pulled out the new paint...woohooooo!  {I used Brass - ME289.}


I placed a few small blobs of paint onto the tray and rolled 2-3 coats on, waiting only a few minutes in-between each of them.



Then I peeled back the tape to see things unfold...



It's amazing what a little metallic paint can do, huh?


And now for my honest opinion of this stuff....it rocks!!  I was hooked after the first coat of it went onto the tray.  The paint is incredibly easy to work with, the finish is beautiful and a little bit goes a long way with this stuff!!  In fact, I was so smitten with it after completing our tray, that I immediately started working on a couple wooden signs for some special blog ladies in my life...and thennn I used it on a couple gallery wall additions for our hallway!


Word even got out to a friend of mine that I loved the paint so much, that she graciously volunteered a table of hers to be made over with the Blackened Bronze - ME238 Shade. ;)  Keep a look-out for the reveal of that next week, and enter my very first giveway below!! :)  One super lucky reader will win their choice of either one quart and 6 oz. container of any color OR four 6 oz. containers of any color OR a metal effects kit {one pint primer, one pint reactive paint, one 4 oz. solution or rust activator, one spritzer cap, one pint of Permacoat Xtreme for rust only} from Modern Masters!! :) 

Good luck everyone!

**All opinions in this post are 100% mine...I'd never lie to my amazing readers!!**

40 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway pal!!! And SUPER awesome tray. I remember seeing it on instagram and wondered when we were going to see it here!

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  2. I love this tray so much! I'm totally impressed that you can up with the design on your own with no measuring. DIYer of the year.

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    1. Aw, thanks Kim! :) I'm pretty excited I got away with no measuring. I. Hate. Measuring.

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  3. It looks fantastic!!! I love the "big reveal" with pulling off the tape. I am also super impressed with your eye ball taping skills! :)

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  4. Wow - that looks amazing! It reminds me something you'd find at West Elm for a pretty penny.

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    1. Aw, that is so sweet! Thanks so much, Rebecca! :)

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  5. They tray is adorable! Would love some gold!

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  6. I am with Kim DIYer of the year for no measuring and making it look like you spent hours taping that tray. i looks amazing.

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  7. When I saw your finished tray, I actually said "Wow!" out loud! It looks so great!

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  8. That chevron monogram is AWESOME!!!!

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    1. Thanks Kimber!! :) We all know how much we love chevron haha...

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  9. That tray is IMPRESSIVE. Good work friend!

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  10. Gabbi, I love that tray. The deep brown stain with the metallic paint looks awesome.

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  11. I love the tray too and what a great giveaway!

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  12. Great Job Gabbi! I love the tray. Congrats on your first giveaway!!

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I will have to remember to enter at work tomorrow (shhh) that giveaway thing never works on my home computer for some reason boo.

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    1. Thank you so much, Trina!! Yes...don't forget to enter! :)

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  14. Gabbi this tray is AMAZING. Totally something I'd pay big bucks for! Now I need to go find a reason I need a tray so I can attempt something similar... :)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Jaimie!! I'm sure you can figure out some reason you need a tray... ;)

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  15. Love that tray! It looks soooo good! Great giveaway Gabbi!

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  16. Beautiful Gabbi!! Seriously...you never cease to amaze me!! I know I haven't commented in a while, but I promise I'm still reading! My life has been a little crazy with a new job, but I always keep my emails from you to catch up on when I have time! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Whitney!! :) I can completely understand...my work life has been quite hectic lately too. I hope your new job is going well! Xo!

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  17. That tray is fabulous - the gold with the wood tone is such a great combo! I love how you made the pattern on it too. So glad I saw this over at the ditto diy gold challenge. Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  18. Oh, my! Your tray turned out beautifully. I love the design you laid out and the mix of the wood finish against the metallic paint. Fantastic job!!!!

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  19. This is beautiful! I love that you stained it. It's a beautiful combo! Have you used the tray? How is the paint holding up?!

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    1. Thank you so much, Elisa! Yes, we use it every day...for drinks, food dishes, remotes, etc. We pretty much abuse it and it's held up great! I put a coat or two of poly over the tray when I was done, and it's been perfect. Hope that helps! :)

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  20. Congrats on your tray feature today at it's overflowing!

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