copper based "paint"

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Brandon, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    I recently saw, on one of the "home" channels the end of a segment where the
    were discussing a paint that used very fine ground copper. Basically it
    could be painted on to virtually any surface and would age and patina.
    I have a 6 foot piece of 2 inch PVC coming out of the ground and up my back
    fence that is used for the backwash for my pool.
    I think it would look much nicer if I could sand it down and paint it with
    this type of finish.
    Any ideas what this is and where I can get it? Home depot?

    Thanks
    Brandon
    Brandon, Jun 26, 2004
    #1
  2. Brandon

    Mort Guffman Guest

    There is a type of wood preservative - it's green and the consistency
    of water. It contains copper. You use it to keep wood from
    rotting/rotting more. I forget what it's called but I think you can
    get it at HD. I don't know if it would adhere to PVC though.

    mort

    On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 02:12:51 -0700, "Brandon" <>
    wrote:

    >I recently saw, on one of the "home" channels the end of a segment where the
    >were discussing a paint that used very fine ground copper. Basically it
    >could be painted on to virtually any surface and would age and patina.
    >I have a 6 foot piece of 2 inch PVC coming out of the ground and up my back
    >fence that is used for the backwash for my pool.
    >I think it would look much nicer if I could sand it down and paint it with
    >this type of finish.
    >Any ideas what this is and where I can get it? Home depot?
    >
    >Thanks
    >Brandon
    >
    Mort Guffman, Jun 26, 2004
    #2
  3. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    "Mort Guffman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > There is a type of wood preservative - it's green and the consistency
    > of water. It contains copper. You use it to keep wood from
    > rotting/rotting more. I forget what it's called but I think you can
    > get it at HD. I don't know if it would adhere to PVC though.
    >
    > mort


    Thanks for the response. The product I saw was specifically a paint and
    could be used on a variety of surfaces.
    I wonder if the product you describe would patina wood as well?
    That would be an interesting look.

    Brandon


    >
    > On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 02:12:51 -0700, "Brandon" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I recently saw, on one of the "home" channels the end of a segment where

    the
    > >were discussing a paint that used very fine ground copper. Basically it
    > >could be painted on to virtually any surface and would age and patina.
    > >I have a 6 foot piece of 2 inch PVC coming out of the ground and up my

    back
    > >fence that is used for the backwash for my pool.
    > >I think it would look much nicer if I could sand it down and paint it

    with
    > >this type of finish.
    > >Any ideas what this is and where I can get it? Home depot?
    > >
    > >Thanks
    > >Brandon
    > >

    >
    Brandon, Jun 26, 2004
    #3
  4. Brandon

    CBHVAC Guest

    "Brandon" <> wrote in message
    news:n4bDc.17$Rr2.5@lakeread03...
    > I recently saw, on one of the "home" channels the end of a segment where

    the
    > were discussing a paint that used very fine ground copper. Basically it
    > could be painted on to virtually any surface and would age and patina.
    > I have a 6 foot piece of 2 inch PVC coming out of the ground and up my

    back
    > fence that is used for the backwash for my pool.
    > I think it would look much nicer if I could sand it down and paint it with
    > this type of finish.
    > Any ideas what this is and where I can get it? Home depot?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Brandon
    >
    >



    What you want, is Metal Effects Copper paint.

    Made by, Modern Masters Inc
    13201 Saticoy Street,
    North Hollywood, CA 91605
    800-942-3166
    818-765-0013 FAX
    CBHVAC, Jun 26, 2004
    #4
  5. Brandon

    dadiOH Guest

    Brandon wrote:
    > "Mort Guffman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> There is a type of wood preservative - it's green and the
    >> consistency of water. It contains copper. You use it to keep wood
    >> from rotting/rotting more. I forget what it's called but I think
    >> you can get it at HD. I don't know if it would adhere to PVC
    >> though.
    >>
    >> mort

    >
    > Thanks for the response. The product I saw was specifically a
    > paint and could be used on a variety of surfaces.
    > I wonder if the product you describe would patina wood as well?
    > That would be an interesting look.


    It's Cuprinol. It will make the wood green.

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  6. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    "montana wildhack" <> wrote in message
    news:2004062622002375249%montana@wildhackcominvalid...
    > On 2004-06-26 18:32:01 -0400, "CBHVAC"
    > <> said:
    >
    > >
    > > What you want, is Metal Effects Copper paint.
    > >
    > > Made by, Modern Masters Inc
    > > 13201 Saticoy Street,
    > > North Hollywood, CA 91605
    > > 800-942-3166
    > > 818-765-0013 FAX

    >
    > You'll also need a special primer made for plastic, marketed by
    > Rustoleum (I think). It's a spray paint.
    >


    Excellent.
    Thanks for the information.
    Any ideas is available in retail locations?
    Brandon
    Brandon, Jun 27, 2004
    #6
  7. Brandon

    m Ransley Guest

    Pro paint stores would likely sell Metal Effects It is a very nice,
    versitile product but a proper PVC primer should be used .
    m Ransley, Jun 27, 2004
    #7
  8. Brandon

    Mort Guffman Guest

    Here is a link to info on the wood preservative I was talking about.
    I'm sure I bought some a few years ago at HD or Lowes:

    http://www.merichem.com/COPPER/Main.HTM

    mort

    On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 14:07:46 -0700, "Brandon" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Mort Guffman" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> There is a type of wood preservative - it's green and the consistency
    >> of water. It contains copper. You use it to keep wood from
    >> rotting/rotting more. I forget what it's called but I think you can
    >> get it at HD. I don't know if it would adhere to PVC though.
    >>
    >> mort

    >
    >Thanks for the response. The product I saw was specifically a paint and
    >could be used on a variety of surfaces.
    >I wonder if the product you describe would patina wood as well?
    >That would be an interesting look.
    >
    >Brandon
    >
    >
    >>
    >> On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 02:12:51 -0700, "Brandon" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I recently saw, on one of the "home" channels the end of a segment where

    >the
    >> >were discussing a paint that used very fine ground copper. Basically it
    >> >could be painted on to virtually any surface and would age and patina.
    >> >I have a 6 foot piece of 2 inch PVC coming out of the ground and up my

    >back
    >> >fence that is used for the backwash for my pool.
    >> >I think it would look much nicer if I could sand it down and paint it

    >with
    >> >this type of finish.
    >> >Any ideas what this is and where I can get it? Home depot?
    >> >
    >> >Thanks
    >> >Brandon
    >> >

    >>

    >
    Mort Guffman, Jun 27, 2004
    #8
  9. Brandon

    Chris Lewis Guest

    According to Brandon <>:

    > Thanks for the response. The product I saw was specifically a paint and
    > could be used on a variety of surfaces.
    > I wonder if the product you describe would patina wood as well?
    > That would be an interesting look.


    It's either cuprinol or PT "paint". The latter being liquid CCA (read Copper-
    chomated arsenate, the nasty stuff they make PT lumber out - it's NOT a paint)
    you apply to the cut ends of PT lumber.

    Highly toxic. Won't stick to plastic pipe or any other non-porous material. Won't
    cover worth diddly even if it'd stick. Will NOT patina. It's really more of
    a "wash" to let the poisonous gunk soak into the ends of lumber.

    Go to a craft or paint store that specializes in faux finishes. They may be able
    to find you something that'd stick and emulate patina reasonably well.
    --
    Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
    It's not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
    Chris Lewis, Jun 28, 2004
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