Advice from Brian Jewett- rusting a bathroom counter top to look like one on the website!? Answered
Hi, I'm going to rust a 5' by 2' carbon steel countertop for my rustic, ranch bathroom. It's being fabricated and will be ground off and ready to go. I've got copper wire in some muriatic acid, I have a sack of rock salt and vinegar. I've heard I can put the mixture on cardboard, and apply it that way. (I'm being very careful....)
First, I live in Wyoming. Should I do this in a heated mudroom (16' X 16') or is this strictly outdoor only? On a sunny day? it freezes at night. I'd like to finish this bathroom before a busy summer-
Anyway, I've seen on the 'net I can get an overall rusty appearance. Without telling too many trade secrets, can you advise me on achieving some "artistic" elements? I'm not going in the business-
I plan on using the penetrol and then sealing with spray poly (?). I guess if this isn't going to work for a bathroom, someone should shoot me now.
Thanks, the "sheepherdess"