Let’s see how to age stainless steel? Does Vinegar Age Metal? I love that worn, aged metal… you know that vintage look that makes a piece look like it’s lived a long life! So I figured why not try with some cheap white vinegar and see what happens. I was so pleased with how it turned out and today I’ve got an easy trick where you can age brand new metal to get that look. So let’s see how to age metal!
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Does Vinegar Age Metal?
Let’s find out! Here’s the stainless steel bucket that I started with.
I picked this bucket up at my local hardware store. I took some sandpaper to the outside and scuffed it up a bit. You are just trying to create a surface where the vinegar can penetrate a little easier. Some areas I scuffed up more than others, so I could see if that makes a difference.
So I placed the stainless steel bucket in a bowl and filled the outside the bucket with white vinegar. I used beans and popcorn to help hold it down, so the bucket would stay submerged. Then I let the bucket soak over night in the vinegar and here’s what I had in the morning.
Some gentle, gorgeous aging.
Isn’t that just amazing?? Who knew it would be so easy to age a metal bucket! I rinsed the vinegar off the bucket and dapped it dry with a paper towel.
I think if it soaked the bucket even longer in the vinegar it might age more? But I love the gentle worn look that it ended up with. You can experiment for yourself and get that look you want.
So if you were wondering how do I age metal with vinegar… I hope this easy tutorial answered your question!
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