Textured, Metallic Tray

Textured, Metallic Tray

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 28th 2020

Dress up a wooden tray into a show-stopping accent with Americana Decor®Texture™ and Matte Metallics™.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • paintbrush
    • wooden tray
    • palette knife
    • texture tool


    1. For a smooth surface, basecoat the wooden tray with Aged Bronze.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the tray edges with Pewter.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. While the paint is still wet, load a palette knife with Deep Bronze (Metallic) and scrape it across the wet Pewter paint.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Allow to dry before continuing to paint the other sides with the same method.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint the top edge with Pewter. Allow to dry.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the inside of the tray with Deep Bronze (Metallic) on a palette knife.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Cover the inside, but leave the inner sides smooth. (See photo.)
    14. Instruction #7
    15. While the paint is still wet, use a notched texture tool to scrape semi-circles on the inside of tray. (See photo.)
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Clean off the tool with each swipe.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. The multiple textures achieved give much visual interest to the tray.
    20. Instruction #10