Not just something you smear on your face in summer. Zinc is a hard wearing and beautiful metal that will develop a dark, stain resistant patina over time. It has the durability and longevity of stainless steel without the never-ending smears and sticky fingerprints
Evoking pre-World War II metal bar tops that could take a beating, tables finished in zinc develop a charming patina as they age. We show you how to create one. | Photo: James Worrell | thisoldhouse.com
I came across this tutorial on covering a table with zinc, and I was amazed — I had heard of DIY metal countertops, but I hadn't considered covering a table! With a few tools that you'll probably have to pick up at the hardware store — unless you happen to have a soldering iron laying around — the task almost looks… dare I say — simple!