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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!

Sharing at:

Dittle Dattle: Amaze Me Mondays

You’re Talking Too Much 

Very Merry Vintage Style

Coastal Charm 
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Why I’d love a tube of that delightful product and I’m an ardent fan/follower!


  2. 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!

  3. my mind is going crazy with all of the stuff I could use this on!!
    You know I am a follower on here and on FB.

  4. I shared the giveaway on my FB wall.

  5. 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.

  6. I have been wanting to try this stuff!!! Thanks for the chance. Love, Me

  7. I gave your giveaway a shout out on my FB page! Love, Me

  8. The frame looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!! I’m a friend of your blog!! Blessings!!

  9. 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,

  10. I want to win…love your blog and your crafts!

  11. I would like to try this, your frame looks fabulous!

  12. This stuff looks like it can work wonders!! Love all your helpful tips & ideas!

  13. 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

  14. I love your mirror with the Rub’n Buff on it,

  15. Ooohhh… sounds fun! I love new products. I want to try!

  16. I’m a follower and I’d love some Rub & Buff! Thanks for the chance.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. what a great looking frame, always love your new ideas ..

  20. I follow your blog and I would love to win some Rub N Buff!

  21. The frame looks gorgeous! What a transformation. I would love to try the Rub and Buff. I am a follower.

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. i’ve shared the contest to all my friends on fb = ) and your great blog

  25. Debbie,
    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:)


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

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. I love Rub “N Buff it’s a terrific product 🙂 The frame looks MARVY!!

  30. I think Rub ‘n Buff is magical! Your black and silver frame looks fabulous!

  31. I am a follower of your blog, and I would love to try this product. Your frame looks amazing!

  32. I’ve been a happy follower for awhile know & I would love to try the Rub ‘n Buff my mind is spinning with the possibilities. Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. I would love some Rub ‘n Buff. I’ve got some painting projects that need attention! Debbie, you blog just keeps getting better and better.

  34. come on rub and buff…i’m feelin’ lucky today!

  35. 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!

  36. I’ve been wanting to try Rub ‘n Buff but keep forgetting to get any at the store. I would love to win some instead.

  37. I haven’t tried this yet–it looks amazing! Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday

  38. 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!:)

  39. Deana Clinard Tribble

    Beautiful job on the mirror!

  40. I’ve never used it, but if looks simple enough, even for me! Your frame looks much better now! ;o)

  41. Lately I have seen a few projects with Rub’n Buff and would like to try it on some outdoor trellis I have. Your project looks awesome!

  42. I love this stuff! Your project turned out fabulous. Love the picture inside.
    I’m your newest follower. Followed you over from Very Merry.

  43. Rub n buff is great stuff. Your frame looks beautiful, love the way you placed the framed photo inside.

  44. Love the new frame, and I am a very happy follower of your wonderful blog! Thanks so much for the chance!

  45. 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!

  46. I love to spray paint and this product will help me “take it to the next level”! Can’t wait to get me some Rub’nBuff!

  47. 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!

  48. Shared the RubandBuff contest love on my facebook account with a link back to your blog.

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