Metal Effects on DIY Magazine!

Metal Effects by Modern Masters featured in DIY MagazineMetal Effects Mania is taking over! As we were checking out the Fall 2015 issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ DIY Magazine, we spied our popular patination and oxidation products featured on their ‘Stuff We Love’ segment.

Modern Masters Metal Effects | DIY MagazineCalling it the ‘Patina Maker’, DIY Magazine featured four Metal Effects line color variations (from top, right):

  • the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint with the Green Patina Aging Solution;
  • the Iron Reactive Paint paired with the Rust Activator;
  • the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint with the Blue Patina Aging Solution; and
  • the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint paired with the Blue Aging Solution.

You can find more on these products as well as others in the collection for priming and protection on the Metal Effects page. Our Modern Masters YouTube channel also has two great videos: Metal Effects Rust Finish Application and Metal Effects Patina Finish Application.  It’s a versatile product line that you could use for your DIY projects – even on canvas art and exteriors. See all the possibilities in our ever-increasing Metal Effects Products board on Pinterest.

We’ll soon have Metal Effects available in complete kits so that you can easily grab a box and create pretty patinas for all your DIY projects! They’ll be your go-to products for creating oxidized finishes in minutes. Keep your eye on this space as we share more soon!

Exterior Projects with Metal Effects

Metal Effects is one of our most popular lines and it’s no wonder why – you can create age old patinas virtually overnight! The line is also versatile as you can use it for both residential, hospitality and commercial projects on both the interior and exterior. We’ve rounded up some of the latest exterior Metal Effects projects we’ve spied to inspire your own outside projects for the summer and fall!

Metal Effects Rust Finish as featured in Tiny House Nation | Modern Masters Cafe Blog Tiny House Nation on the FYI Network travels across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them. We love the creativity of this cozy home with our Metal Effects Rust Finish on the house facade as designed perfectly by Jess & Kevin.

Metal Effects Rust Finish on Restaurant Sign | Project by The Sign Depot and featured in the Modern Masters Cafe BlogRestaurant with Metal Effects Patinas on Exterior | The Sign Depot | Modern Masters Cafe BlogThe Rust Finish was also used on the exterior of Gusto 101 in Toronto, Canada. The Rust Finish is created with the combination of the Iron Reactive Paint with the Rust Activator. If you’d like to see the journey of the sign project alone, The Sign Depot shares it on their blog. We love the rustic, industrial vibe!

Metal Effects Blue and Green Age Verdigris Patinas on Exterior Projects | Modern Masters Cafe BlogMetal Effects also has beautiful oxidized blue and green verdigris patinas. Soul Kitchen Interiors by Faux Studio Designs used the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint with the Green Patina Aging Solution on their awning for a warm, welcoming entrance. The Blue Patina Aging Solution over the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint can be seen on the right over an exterior light fixture.

Metal Effects Iron Reactive Rust Finish on Garage Doors | Project by Jen Brooks and featured on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogThese stunning garage doors were patinated with the Metal Effects Rust Finish. The gorgeous work is by decorative artist Jen Brooks of Passion 4 Paint.

Verdigris Faux Patina by Modern Masters Metal Effects on Caesars Palace Las Vegas Pool Dome | Photography by the Vegas Mavens | Modern Masters Cafe BlogMetal Effects is used for hospitality projects throughout the world, including Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Here, the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint and the Green Patina Aging Solution beautify the dome overlooking the hotel’s grand pool. Photography by the Vegas Mavens.

Metal Effects Rust Finish on Building Exterior | Project by Raul De La Vega | Modern Masters Cafe BlogDecorative artists who work on exterior projects brave the weather and heights to create incredible facades. This was the case when Raul De La Vega enhanced a building exterior in Mexico with the Metal Effects Rust Finish. He says, “This project was not an easy task, but with your fine products and dedication it was possible”. We love the results!

Is your mind reeling with creative Metal Effects possibilities? We hope so! If you are using the patinas to enhance projects, we recommend protecting the Rust Finish with the Permacoat Xtreme, a protective sealer and topcoat made specifically to complement it. For the blue and green verdigris patinas, we recommend not topcoating them and leaving them to continue patinating naturally. If you’d like more oxidation ideas, check out our Metal Effects Projects Pinterest board and be sure to pin these inspiring spaces as well!

 

Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary!

Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary and we do, too! Modern Masters Metallic Paints, Theme Paints and Topcoats help beautify the park daily. California’s Disneyland is commemorating 60 years of magic and we’re celebrating their diamond anniversary with them! Our Theme Paint, Metallic Paint Collection, MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat, MasterClear® Supreme and Dead Flat Varnish have been used throughout the park and its rides. The products have been chosen for their colors, versatility and durability day in and day out through any time of weather! Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary is set to dazzle all summer long. Here are just some of the attractions which have been coated with our decorative paints and clear coats.

Main Street USA, Disneyland | Modern Masters ProductsDisneyland's Main Street USA features Modern Masters Theme Paints,  Metallic Paints and Topcoats | Disneyland 60th AnniversaryMain Street USA is a beautiful and colorful street that dazzles with shops and displays. For the 60th anniversary, it will be enhanced with shimmering banners and glittering décor.

Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland | Modern Masters ProductsEver since opening on July 17, 1955, Disneyland has been enthralling visitors with their incredible theme park. One of the most alluring attractions is Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. For their 50th anniversary in 2005, the castle was painted with a combination of custom Modern Masters Metallic Paint colors and protected with our MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat.

Cars Land Ride | Radiator Springs Racers in Disney Califorina | Theme Attraction Painted with Modern Masters Theme PaintsCars Land is one of the largest and most elaborate theme attractions ever at Disneyland. Theme Paint™ helped create the dramatic desert landscapes that surround the area.

It's a Small World Attraction painted and protected with Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Clear Topcoats | Disneyland 60th AnniversaryAttractions and Rides in Disneyland California were painted with the help of Modern Masters Theme Paints, Metallic Paints and Topcoats Disneyland Firehouse painted with Modern Masters Theme Paints | Disneyland 60th Anniversary feature on Cafe BlogWalking throughout Disneyland is a vivid feast for the eyes. It’s a Small World, Minnie’s House, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island and Toontown are just some of the attractions whose facades showcase our products.

Diamond Anniversary for Disneyland | Modern Masters Products used throughout Park and Attractions | Cafe Blog FeatureDisneyland will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee this entire summer! We’re so happy to rejoice in their 60th anniversary celebration and are so proud that Modern Masters beautifies the parks everyday. We hope you’ve enjoyed a little bit of both Disneyland and Modern Masters Magic!

Modern Masters is Heading to Haven!

Modern Masters at the Haven Conference 2015We’re heading to the Haven Conference this week! Haven is a DIY & Design Blog Conference that happens on July 16 – 18 and will be held this year at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. Over 400 bloggers descend to network, learn and create and we are so excited to see some old friends and meet new ones during the event.

We’re also excited that we will have Joe Saenz, our Studio Manager, teaching ‘Faux Paint Techniques with Modern Masters’ that feature our Metallic Paint Collection. Joe will have some great Metal Effects patina finish samples on hand, too. The class is on Friday, July 17th, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Our redesigned booth boasts lots of color (sneak peek in our graphic!) and we have so many great things planned, starting off with a gift in everyone’s goodie bag! There will also be photo contests, a prize wheel with many giveaways and a Golden Ticket that wins you a $200 Amazon Gift Certificate! Our team will be at the booth to answer questions, talk about partnership opportunities and share information on our new products that are coming soon! You can also see our brand-new Front Door Paint color, Tranquil, in person. It’ll be a fun-tastic time so come by and see us right outside the main ballroom!

Modern Mastery: Kelly Peterson

We discovered the lovely work of decorative painter Kelly Peterson on Facebook. She was sharing several of her Modern Masters projects during a viral one-week showcase by decorative artists and we contacted her immediately to learn more. We’re happy to present her varied works with our products and talk about her studio, Layers of Color.

Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Modern Mastery Series Feature on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogKelly Peterson was in the construction industry for over 20 years running projects and managing an aluminum frame manufacturing company before starting her decorative finish business. “When decorative painting was introduced to me many years ago, I knew I finally found my passion. I couldn’t wait to figure out how to do it and share it with others. In 2003, I was very fortunate to move to very art-inspired cultural area outside of Sacramento, California. It was the perfect time to start my decorative painting business. I was so fortunate to find IDAL and the talented people at Modern Masters.” She became a Platinum Training Center for Modern Masters and through the studio and product lines, was able to create amazing finishes for her clients. A love of teaching also led her to begin faux finish classes for a local junior college. She now teaches classes each semester and has an amazing team of decorative finishers that create almost all the finishes for her studio, Layers of Color.

Modern Masters Metallic Finish | Stenciling done with Metallic Paint | Project by Kelly Peterson and featured in the Modern Masters CafeThe wall finish has a lovely Plum Metallic Plaster base and the stenciling is done with our Pale Gold Metallic Paint. The pattern is the Fabric Damask Wall Stencil by Royal Design Studio.

Kitchen Cabinetry painted with Modern Masters Statuary Bronze Metallic Paints | Project by Kelly PetersonThese kitchen cabinets were transformed with Statuary Bronze Metallic Paint and topcoated for durability. Kelly did the laundry room with the same cabinet finish!

What are some of your favorite Modern Masters finishes?

We love working with Metallic Plaster, the Metallic Paint Collection and the Glazing Cream Colors. They are so versatile and can be used in so many applications from walls to cabinetry to furniture. We also have lots of fun with the Metal Effects patina finishes.

Metallic Plaster by Modern Masters creates a contemporary concrete look for a fireplace | Project by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Cafe Blog FeatureTungsten and Shimmered Moon Metallic Plaster create a contemporary concrete look for a 27′ tall fireplace.

A Shimmery Metallic Paint Base for a Chair | Glam Chair Transformation by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Cafe BlogWarm Silver Metallic Paint helped update a chair with a shimmery, glam makeover.

What is the most inspiring space or place you have visited?

We created a number of finishes for an amazing castle project in the Los Altos Hills Community of California. It was a 8000 square foot renovation from the original castle built in 1924. It took several years to complete the project. The new owner was dedicated to restore as much of the original character as possible. We even got to stencil an entire carport concrete floor with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Modello Designs vinyl stencils! It was so much fun to work on until the day several of the other contractors told us the castle was haunted…We weren’t scared… We created finishes using the Metallic Plasters, Metallic Paints and Venetian Plaster.

Home Construction and Restoration Project by decorative artist Kelly Peterson with Modern Masters Projects | Studio Feature on the Cafe BlogA sampling of the decorative paint finishes during the construction and renovation of a modern castle project in California.

What is your dream finishing project?

Most of our client projects have been dream projects. Any time a new client hires us and allows us to create beautiful and unique decorative finishes just for them is a dream project! It’s what keeps us motivated for the next one!

Italian-Inspired Metallic Plaster Finish for a Tuscan Home | Project by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color featured in the Modern Masters Cafe BlogA Metallic Plaster wall finish graces the dining room walls of a Tuscan-inspired home.

Both Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Metallic Plaster create a unique finish for a bedroom wall and headboard | Project by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Modern Masters Cafe Blog FeatureMetallic Paint and Metallic Plasters were combined to create a unique wall finish and focal point in a master bedroom.

We love how every new client is her ‘dream project’ – what a great appreciation for each of her commissions! Kelly has over 30 years of construction experience and a general contractor’s license in the state of California, as well as an experienced full service Interior Designer on staff at Layers of Color. Her expertise shows in her unique and beautiful finishes with our products. Be sure to visit her Facebook page and Instagram account as she shares many of her current projects frequently. Don’t forget to pin and share these lovely Modern Masters projects, too!