I want to paint numbers on my rusty T hood. I believe I will brush on a house paint for its texture. I want to use some sort of a white but make it look 80 years old. Worn.
Other may know more than me but I would not use house paint because it slowly washes off and leaves streaks but that might be what you want.
Mix some dirt with it, let it dry, and then rub it so the dirt shows through.
I have a weird comment but after spending the summer stripping and painting my house, I think if you can apply heat slowly with a heat gun you can really make those letters look worn. It'll bubble up and crisp up the edges.... Just a thought
Just try light sanding when it's dry. Set up a test section if you want and just experiment away! I have seen the sanding bit done. It was a wood sign but it sure aged it.
use 1 shot lettering enamel or in a pinch rustolium paint will work. mix it 100% with flattening past, and then about 50% with clear 1 shot. then paint your numbers, they will come out somewhat translucent and faded looking . then after they dry for a few days rub them with fine steel wool to complete the look.
I don't suppose your willing to paint the numbers then just wait 80 years?
here's one I did using that method
Scott, that is a brush on paint? I like it. The photo helps explain the process. Thank you.
Paint the numbers with good auto type paint. Wait for it to dry, about 3 months then take )) steel wool and lightly scrub over the numbers. It will come out period correct
Paint the numbers with good auto type paint. Wait for it to dry, about 3 months then take 00 steel wool and lightly scrub over the numbers. It will come out period correct
Use model railroad weatheredain't the litely wet sand it the Matt clear it
Yep, Find a Model Railroad guy to help you weather it. Its not hard to do and its not very hard to find a Model Railroad guy in a T club.
Paint it and wait 80 years
You can't argue with logic like that!
Here is a good article on the subject.