For those of you who are on the fence about the paint and trying to justify the cost of it- here is something that may help sway in favour. This paint adheres to so many surfaces without any preparation. This includes metal.
I bought this sheet music stand and had no intentions to paint or do anything to it.
Without any preparation I painted two coats of Old Linen and then highlighted in places with Old White- particularly on the curves, swirls and the leaf decorations. I then waxed and sanded to achieve this look.
The colour is a beigey greyish colour- nothing drastic but it suits the style of the store more, shows the versatility of the paint and makes the stand a little more interesting….and a little less “made in China” looking. Some of the original metal is visible after the distressing but it gives the piece some added dimension and authenticity.