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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"

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

You're more likely to get an answer from Brian if you ask him directly.

Go to his orange board (link below) and click on the "Private Message" button.

https://www.instructables.com/member/BrianJewett/