Amaco Rub ‘n Buff

***Update***The winner of the Rub ‘n Buff is Vicky from Decor & Harmony @4290

Thanks everyone for entering the contest!

My new best friend and it can be yours too!

Amaco Rub ‘n Buff, small package with a large impact.

One tube covers 20 sq. ft.


I started with this thrift store frame.

In it’s former life, I think it was a mirror.

It’s made of plastic, off white with dark gold highlights.

I dressed it up with flat black spray paint and used Rub ‘n Buff for highlights.

Silver Leaf Rub ‘n Buff.

I followed the directions on the package, you can rub it on with your finger or with a cloth. I feel more crafty when I get my hands dirty, or my fingers silver in this case. I used fingernail polish remover to remove from my fingers and then washed my hands with soap and water.

I think it turned out great and it looks much better all dressed up.

I’m using the frame to showoff a smaller picture.

I am very happy with Rub ‘n Buff. I am thinking about all the things that I can use it on!

If you’d like to try some, I’m giving away one tube of

Amaco Gold Leaf Rub ‘n Buff.

(Product for the giveaway and my sample was provided by Amaco.)

For a chance to win, follow my blog and leave me a comment!

If you want to share the giveaway – you can!

Leave me another comment telling me that you did for another chance!

(Randomly choosing the winner on October 12, 2011)

Thank you Amaco!

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  1. says

    That stuff is incredible. I’m dying to try it out. Please put me in for the drawing. You did a superb job on the ornate frame and inserting a smaller frame makes it stand out all the more. Well done!

  2. says

    I know I have Rub ‘n Buff in my stash, but I don’t think I ever used it. It turned out beautifully & I especially love how you hung a picture frame in it.

  3. says

    What a fabulous make-over! I have some and in fact I was just getting ready to use some on a table that I’ve re-done.

    Have a wonderful day,

  4. says

    I would love to enter.
    This is one of my favorite products because it is so forgiving and easy to control.

    Great giveaway!

    White Spray Paint

  5. says

    Thanks so much for posting about this great product. We used this all the time at our antique shop years ago but had forgotten about it. It is a wonderful product and comes in all “metals”. Thanks for “reminding” me!

  6. ann r brooks says

    You do the most amazing things and find the neatest products. I would love to win some Rub and Buff. Thanks for giving some away.

  7. Debbie says

    I keep seeing it being used and would love to try it too!
    I love the way you accented the smaller photo with that (now) beautiful frame! Way to go!

  8. tonya says

    I’m now following your blog and not just through fb = ) …. i’ve always wanted to try rub n buff out = ) thanks for the chance to win it

  9. says

    Thanks for telling me about this great giveaway…how did you know that I have been wanting to try out this stuff? Your oval frame looks outstanding and putting that cute pic inside is a very neat looking idea…love it! Oh yes…I’m a happy follower:)


  10. Pat Bialek says

    Great project! Love it! I was referred by Beauty in Art! Love your blog! Please enter me in your drawing.

  11. debbie w says

    Hi, would love, love the chance to try the Rub and Buff. I am a trash to treasure kinda gal and I would really use it if I won!! thanks for the chance!! ps I loved the frame!

  12. Megan says

    Awesome! Love the finished product! You have so inspired me to transform a plastic-framed mirror I’m getting through Freecycle. 😉 I would definitely LoVe to win some ‘Rub and Buff’! So glad I found you on Facebook. :) I look forward to more inspiring projects.

  13. says

    This looks like a great product! It worked beautifully on your transformation! I ‘d love to try it! I am visiting your blog from Coastal Charm…I am now following you and I hope you will follow back! Glod bless!

  14. says

    Rub N Buff and I have been besties for a longtime now! I just love the stuff. Love your frame and how it turned out! I have been a follower for awhile now!:)

  15. says

    Debbie, Rub N Buff has been my friend forever…well, as long as I can remember. It does wonders on anything and everything. I love using it on frames for mirrors and art or photos. Love it!

  16. says

    I joined your blog – love what you did with your thrift store frame. I have one almost exactly like that and I’d like to give the rubandbuff a try as well!

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