flagstones directly on the ground flagstone path metal awning painted with brush on hammered copper paint
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4 Places To Use Brush-On Hammered Copper Paint

You’ve probably seen hammered paint of all colors in a spray can but have you seen brush-on hammered copper paint made by Rust-Oleum?

It’s the paint you didn’t know you needed until now.

Prepare for your mind to be blown intrigued.

The hammered paint does come in a spray can version, but I prefer the brush-on version.

Here are 4 places where I’ve used brush-on hammered copper paint.

On drip edge metal flashing:

You might have a small shed like ours that has drip edge flashing right below the roof.

Our flashing was looking a little worse for wear and I painted it with the hammered copper paint. The paint is rated for indoor and outdoor use and this seemed like the perfect spot to add a little pizazz to our shed.

stained black shed with copper drip edge flashing the flashing is painted with hammered copper paint

On a wreath:

Have a cardboard wreath form? You can paint it with the brush-on hammered copper paint!

It gives the wreath form a metallic look and a warm glow, which is perfect for a fall wreath like this one.

On a metal awning:

We have an old metal awning over our back door. It’s awesome but it was looking pretty sad when we bought this house.

I originally spray-painted the metal awning a copper color but that did not hold up well to the snow sitting on top of the awning and melting off.

Two years ago I used the brush on hammered copper paint on the awning and haven’t had a problem since. One caveat is that we have had mild winters with not a lot of snow so that might be helping the situation, Eventually, I’m sure I’ll need to repaint the top of the awning again.

Regardless, this metal awning looks pretty snazzy with the hammered copper paint.

On a wood cord keeper:

We turned a wood cube into a cord keeper to keep our laptop or phone charging cord from falling off our desks. The cord keeper received two coats of the hammered copper paint. It doesn’t look like a wood cube any longer.

Not only does the cord keeper look awesome but it functions well too!

wood cube cord keeper painted with brush on hammered copper paint

What’s so great about the hammered paint?

I won’t claim the hammered or mottled look of this paint is for everyone. Is anything?

The hammered paint adds a textured look to whatever you are painting.

Plus, that texture means it’s a very forgiving paint to work with in terms of hiding brush strokes or even imperfections on the surface you are painting.

Tips for using the brush-on hammered copper paint.

Definitely follow the directions on the can of paint. We tend to think of those as suggestions rather than hard and fast rules but they really do help.

Don’t paint metal on a hot day. You can do it but it makes the paint harder to work with because it dries so quickly.

You’re going to need paint thinner or acetone on hand to clean out your brush. I’d recommend doing this in between coats because it’s easy for the paintbrush to gum up pretty quickly.

Work in a well-ventilated area because this paint is stinky.

I still have half a quart of brush-on hammered copper paint left, so I’m sure I’ll come up with plenty of other uses for this paint before I run out!

Have you ever used this brush-on hammered copper paint? Or any hammered paint? What did you think of it? I’d love to know. You can always comment on this blog post, email us here, or reach out via Instagram or Facebook.

Happy painting!

P.S. Rustoleum’s brush-on hammered paint comes in copper, black, brown, green, bronze, gold, grey, and silver colors. At the time I’m writing this, prices were the same at the big home improvement stores and Amazon. I’d love an excuse to try the green hammered paint.

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