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    I was at the garden center with the gud wyfe and saw these trellises (that's a hard word to say) that appear to be old, but there were too many of them to be from found old, aged painted stock. How do you do this effect? Heat? acid? intentionally lousy surface prep? TIA.
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    Garfish

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    There are over the counter chemicals that produce this and many other appearances. Hobby stores, some welding supply shops, Amazon, and I'm sure an internet search would produce other sources. And there is probably a forum also dedicated to this art.

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    • #3
      Possibly galvanized metal that was acid dipped.
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      • #4
        Those look pretty old. The fasteners are not nuts and bolts. Perhaps they scored a bunch from a picker.

        Were they for sale?


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        • #5
          They were for sale. Next time I'm there I'll ask.
          Garfish

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