Patina and Rust DIY

Use this process on just about any project for a cool weathered look.

The skulls in this tutorial were cast in resin and painted with acrylic paint before applying the rust and patina solutions. We have also used this to rust up a wooden sword prop.

Play around with amounts! Build up and take away until you get a look you are happy with. Humidity and temperature are also factors in your results.


PATINA (any 1:1 ratio):


  • Iron Filings
  • 1/2 cup Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1/2oz White Vinegar
  • 1/3 teaspoon Salt