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  • Candice Schenk

    how to age galvanized metal

  • Rebecca VanCuyk

    Use apple cider vinegar to age galvanized metal

  • BJ Hall

    How to age metal. This works on galvanized metal.

  • Pamela Carr

    How to age galvanized buckets? Put about two inches of vinegar in the sink and lay the bucket down in it. Rotate the bucket every half hour or so. The longer a section is in the vinegar, the more it ages.

  • Suzy (MamaStubbs)

    It's All Connected: All That Glitters Is Not Gold ~ Wm to age galvanized metal buckets with vinegar

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  • Hipster Jivin

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