Hey everyone, it’s Jacque here from The DIY Village! I am so excited to share this DIY tutorial with you. I love the look of old metal buckets, but finding them with the nice patina is easier said than done. I am constantly coming across nice, bright and shiny buckets. I finally found a bucket that I liked the shape of and decided I would age it myself. Get ready to learn the quick process of aging galvanized metal that allows you to age it in minutes instead of decades!
- Galvanized Metal Bucket
- Painter’s Tape
- Spray Paint
- Cotton Balls
- Rubber Gloves
- Nail Polish Remover
- Sand Paper
- Zep Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Steel Wool
Start with a clean galvanized metal bucket. Make sure all debris is removed by wiping the bucket down with a damp rag.
Decide where you’d like your painted stripe to appear on your bucket.
I positioned mine where the bends in the bucket are.
Tape off the rest of the bucket leaving a metal band showing through.
Spray a couple coats of spray paint in the color of your choice on the band area. (Red would also be a fun option for a vintage look.)