How to Age a Galvanized Metal Flower Planter

I’ve been lucky enough to find some great old galvanized washtubs and buckets at estate sales. But they’re few and far between. I have some new pieces that are new, but I don’t like the new looks so much.

How to Age a Galvanized Metal Flower Planter

Like this flower planter. I can’t remember what I planned to use it for, but it’s just been sitting around. I’ve had a few people write and tell me it’s easy to age galvanized metal, and so I decided to take their advice and try an experiment with

How to Age a Galvanized Metal Flower PlanterClorox bleach. Although, any chlorine bleach would work.

How to Age a Galvanized Metal Flower PlanterI just put it in a spray bottle and sprayed it a few times outside.

(I’m not thrilled with the streaks I got from the bleach running down the sides and from wiping the inside. I’m wondering if the gel stuff would work better.)

But it did work!

How to Age a Galvanized Metal Flower PlanterThere’s a white crust that doesn’t wash off. Especially on the bottom where there weren’t as many streaks.
Have any of you tried this before? Do you have any tips for me?

Have a good weekend! Be sure to tune in Monday.

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How to Age a Galvanized Metal Flower Planter