Statue Needs Help with Aging

bichonlover3May 25, 2014

Our 28 year old son passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep from pneumonia 2 years ago. His name in English means "lion" and so I purchased a white resin garden statue of a lion to sit atop a small water feature at the end of our pool. That way, at family get-togethers, it is almost as if, in some small way he is with us.

All that being said, I need to tone down the bright white color to blend more with the grey, beige, brown colors of the stacked stone feature.

Can anyone tell me what kind of a product I could use and how to use it or will it require a professional?
Thanks for your help.

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unbiddenn

The easiest way is to get rustoleum decorative finish stone spray paint. It comes in a few shades and textures so you don't have to be any kind of any artist to get beautiful results.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:59PM
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bichonlover3

Good idea. Didn't know rustoleum had this. Will it withstand the sun of the desert and not peel?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 12:59PM
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CEFreeman

Since peeling is an effect of aging, why don't you stain the lion a light gray/rown, then use the Rustoleum on it? Then if/when it peeled, it would look even more realistic
You wouldn't even have to be careful with the stain, since the sun and weather age things really unevenly.

That's a lovely sentiment. I'm so sorry for your loss. What an absolute nightmare for you.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 9:46AM
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