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It looks really good man...

FG, I was hoping to get around the latex paint but I'll try it. I was thinking about using several mud troughs to fill with paint then dip X finials in so I could hang them to drip-dry directly over the trough.
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I like how they came out even if you don't The texture gives them an authentic aged look.
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DZ that is so creative! I am really impressed and it looks really, real. Well done! I really like the look.
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You can use glass jars with the paint in them, then dip the finials in them and suspend the finals above them so that the dripping goes back into the jars. individual jars means you can use less paint than trying to fill a big trough. Though you can use one of those disposable roasting pans to catch the drips and just use the jars for the actual dipping itself. That way you can do a whole lot of dipping without having to wait for the dripping to end before you dip the next finial.
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You can use glass jars with the paint in them, then dip the finials in them and suspend the finals above them so that the dripping goes back into the jars. individual jars means you can use less paint than trying to fill a big trough. Though you can use one of those disposable roasting pans to catch the drips and just use the jars for the actual dipping itself. That way you can do a whole lot of dipping without having to wait for the dripping to end before you dip the next finial.
I was talking about a drywall mud trough which aren't that big but... BUT... I like the roasting pan idea a lot better. Thanks man. You know, I've learned it's funny what I DON'T think about... Mind boggling actually
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Hmmm...make a PVC rack over the roasting pan that has several lengths of string going over the top of the pan. Think multiple clothes lines. Use old Christmas ornament hangers, or just some cheap gardening wire, to hang the foam finials over the pan. While these are nice and wet with paint, dust them with sand, oatmeal, or wood shavings. This will give you lots of texture.

You could knock out quite a few of these, especially if you had two people. One person dips and hangs, while the other dusts and throws debris. If you made sure to hang the finials from the top, then when you went to do a rust job, it would look more realistic as the paint would run down to the bottom of the piece.
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I have been looking for something more .........realistic, right now I have skulls, really want to change it. THANKS!!
BTW, what about painting them with Monster Mud.
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This is a great idea!
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Minor update....I placed a 2' section of PVC with a finial on it out in the yard for about 2 weeks now. Unfortunately we haven't received a lot of rain since I placed them, maybe 2 days worth. So far you cant tell its been exposed to any elements. After we get some more serious rain Ill check them again.
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5/25 - Its been a month. We've had some significant rains and extreme heat 90+, and very cold (frost warnings). The finial seems to holding up fine.

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