Cast Iron Railing Panels - King Architectural Metals

The cast iron elements in this section were ordered from King Architectural Metals. The original color of the pieces was a silver tone.

Cast Iron Railing Panels - White Panel Cast Iron Railing Panels - Shabby Chic LookTo give this piece the "Shabby Chic" look, I applied three coats of linen white paint. Due to our high humidity and sea air, metals rust very quickly. To retard the rusting, I sprayed on two coats of Krylon Clear Satin Finish Glaze. I prefer Krylon because of the even spray, however any clear coat spray glaze will work.

Cast Iron Railing Panels - Rusted Panel Cast Iron Railing Panels - Rustic Finish
It was very simple to achieve the rustic finish of this panel, I just placed it outside on the back steps. Our house is only one block from the Gulf of Mexico, so we have an abundance of humidity and salt air.

It usually only takes a few days to get a nice rusty finish. If you live in dryer climates, just place the piece outside and mist it with water a few times each day.

I use this piece as a trivet for a flower vase or planter. It is also the right size to hold a rectangular casserole serving dish.

Rub n' Buff is a waxed based tint, so in addition to adding beautiful color and lustre, it helps seal the metal protecting it from rusting. The best and most effective way to apply the tint is use your fingers.

The Resource section below provides a list places where Rub 'n Buff can be purchased. The tint comes in 20 different colors. Although the tubes are only 1/2 FL. OZ., this product goes a long way.



This company offers an amazing array of ornamental metals & every thing you would need to create a wrought iron fence. They have three locations: Los Angeles, Dallas & Baltimore. They ship out the same day you order. Amazing!

They do have a website, but do not sell on-line, however, you can order a catalog. They require NO minimum order amount.

Their contact information is:  800-542-2379 or


The first time I purchased the flat linen white paint was at K-mart, it was part of the Martha Stewart Line. Since then I have been having it mixed at Home Depot. If you let them know the brand and name of the paint color, they can mix it for you. Lowes can probably do the same thing.


Krylon Spray paint can be purchased at Wal-Mart. It is NOT available at Home Depot, they carry their own brand. As I mentioned above, most any clear glaze will work, I just prefer Krylon.


Rub 'n Buff by Amaco is magical. Most Craft Stores only carry the silver & gold, but there are many more wonderful colors/tints available.

The following are some Online suppliers I have located:
This place has great prices.
The prices are very good and they also have many other unique supplies. I plan to spend a little more time checking out this site.
Their prices here are not discounted, however they do have a very good selection. Also, this is the only place I have ordered from. I plan to try the other places listed and will update this page when I have more information

Comments: If you have never tried the Rub n' Buff products, you are missing out on a "Golden" opportunity. This product, combined with Folk Art Paints can turn very plain and ordinary items into real "Gems & Jewels".

When you use the Rub n' Buff, it works best to apply it with your finger. The product has a wax base, so the body heat helps make the paint transfer more evenly.

Ways to use Architectural Metal Accents:






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