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Interested in using Rub ‘n Buff but not sure which color to use? Here is the Rub ‘n Buff color chart and each color used on various items.
Some of the most frequent questions I get from readers is about Rub ‘n Buff. If you’re not familiar with what Rub ‘n Buff is, I suggest checking out this post about What Is Rub ‘n Buff? | How To Use & Color Options.
Whether you are an expert in using this metallic paste-like finish, or are looking at other color options, this post is for you.
In this post, I will be sharing the various colors that are offered and showing what they look like when used on different mediums.
What Colors Does Rub ‘n Buff Come In?
There are 12 beautiful metallic colors to choose from. My personal favorite color is Antique Gold as it gives off a sort of creamy gold appearance that isn’t too bright or too harsh looking. It matches fantastic with my Victorian Farmhouse decor and home.
- Antique Gold
- Gold Leaf
- European Gold
- Grecian Gold
- Autumn Gold
- Antique White
- Spanish Copper
- Silver Leaf
What Do The Rub ‘n Buff Colors Look Like?
The color names are fairly descriptive in what the colors will look like, however, if you are a visual person like me, it’s best to see each color in action! Many of the colors have similar naming, however, they do look completely different. Some have more red tones, while others h ave more brown tones.
Each color will look different on the medium it is applied to, however, the same color generally looks the same regardless of what it is applied on.
Rub ‘n Buff on Canvas
Here are the 12 metallic colors on canvas with their names listed below.
Rub ‘n Buff on Metal Spoons
I purchased several spoons from my local thrift store and applied each metallic color to a spoon. *Note: this is meant to only serve as an example. Rub ‘n Buff is not food safe and should not be used on something you will serve or eat food from.
Rub ‘n Buff Antique Gold on A Lamp
As mentioned, Antique Gold is my all-time favorite finish color. Here is an example of a thrift store lamp I made over using Antique Gold.
Rub ‘n Buff Gold Leaf
Create a faux gold leaf finish using the color Gold Leaf and a paint brush.
As you can see, each color has its own unique coloring. All, beautiful in their own ways. While the application process is extremely easy, the hardest part is picking out which color you will use!
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