Everywhere the Antiqued Zinc Top Table goes it receive stares, admiration, and wonder. Everyone who sits down at it asks how we made it, what products we used, and where they could get the materials!
Well the tutorial full of all our zinc-loving secrets is finally here!
The best part about this long-awaited project, it that (believe it or not) this is one of our cleanest and most simple finishes to accomplish!
Pro Tip: Have your supplier cut and and fold the corners to your tabletop specs.
Gentle degreasing cleaner such as Simple Green™
Spray the entire galvanized sheet metal surface with a diluted, gentle degreaser such a Simple Green™ and wipe clean with lint-free rags.
Use water to wipe away any residue from the degreaser with dry, lint-free rags. Make sure to allow your surface to completely dry before moving forward.
Soak up the The Amy Howard At Home® Zinc Antiquing Solution™ with a clean handful of lint-free rags. Using a steady circular motion, apply the solution to the entire surface of the metal. To help the reaction process, follow initial application with sporadic firm patting.
Pro Tip: You do not want the rag to be drowning in the solution, just enough to cover one side of your rags. If you find you have absorbed too much liquid, simply shake the rag out, but do not squeeze it.
Continue to apply zinc with your dual application motions until desired patina has been accomplished. You will need to allow this step to dry for a full 24 hours before moving forward.
Once the full 24 hours have passed, it’s time to seal your surface with the Amy Howard At Home® Clear Wax™. Using a clean Amy Howard At Home® Signature Flat Brush™, apply an even layer of wax to the entire metal surface. Once the wax has completely cured, your table is ready!
I hope you enjoy this project, and always enjoy the bragging rights!
Amy Howard and Team