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 Urns @ Lou Henry Hoover House, Stanford University 
This old, cast iron urn was stripped @ Case Furniture Stripping, primed with Mar-Hyde One-Step # 3513, making the rust inert, further primed with red-oxide primer, then two coats of Sophisticated Finishes, copper metallic surfacer was sprayed on with an HVLP.
This old, cast iron urn was stripped @ Case Furniture Stripping, primed with Mar-Hyde One-Step # 3513, making the rust inert, further primed with red-oxide primer, then two coats of Sophisticated Finishes, copper metallic surfacer was sprayed on with an HVLP.
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This is a more detailed view of the design that surfaced after Case Furniture Stripping removed all the old layers of paint & we started to build up the protective coats.
This is a more detailed view of the design that surfaced after Case Furniture Stripping removed all the old layers of paint & we started to build up the protective coats.
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Longshot of the almost finished urn.  This picture shows what happens when the Sophisticated Finishes, Patina Green Antiquing Solution is sprayed onto the wet copper metallic surfacer.  It can look either like copper or old bronze.
Longshot of the almost finished urn. This picture shows what happens when the Sophisticated Finishes, Patina Green Antiquing Solution is sprayed onto the wet copper metallic surfacer. It can look either like copper or old bronze.
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This is a closer shot of the urn, after we sprayed the Patina Green.
This is a closer shot of the urn, after we sprayed the Patina Green.
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Much closer shot showing some of the detail on top & the primed surface halfway down, below the halfway line, inside.  Flowers are placed in these urns so this isn't seen when they are being used.
Much closer shot showing some of the detail on top & the primed surface halfway down, below the halfway line, inside. Flowers are placed in these urns so this isn't seen when they are being used.
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This is the last step & involves spraying an acrylic urethane onto the Sophisticated Finishes.  This coat helps to protect & preserve the finish.  Note the inside is also primed to prevent any rusting from the bottom up.  After the urn is sprayed in this position we turn it right side up to spray the top & complete the job.
This is the last step & involves spraying an acrylic urethane onto the Sophisticated Finishes. This coat helps to protect & preserve the finish. Note the inside is also primed to prevent any rusting from the bottom up. After the urn is sprayed in this position we turn it right side up to spray the top & complete the job.
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Urn in the garden after one year.  Cast iron & it looks similar to copper.
Urn in the garden after one year. Cast iron & it looks similar to copper.
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A view from the garden
A view from the garden
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