Introduction: Faux Copper Patina Paint Finish
I was building a bench power supply from an old ATX power supply, and wanted something unique. I went with a minimalist Steampunk theme.
Step 1: PREP
- Copper colored hammered finish spray paint
- I wanted the varied surface that hammered paint has
- Light moss (green) colored spray paint
- for the patina
- Disassemble the power supply enclosure
- Remove any stickers and/or labels
- Lightly sand the enclosure
- Clean to remove dust
Step 2: COPPER BASE COLOR
Follow the directions on the spray can for applying the paint.
I painted the inside only because I thought it would be visible through the air vent.
Step 3: PATINA
- Spray a fair amount of paint onto a sponge
- Lightly dab the sponge onto the project to reach the desired effect
- repeat until finished
Step 4: CONCLUSION
Hmmm! I like it!
I like the way it turned out. Subtle Steampunk.
If I were to do it over, I would use less green to let of the copper color show. I would include some kind of staining around the screws, model builders call it weathering.
Use light blue instead of green for the patina effect.
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