No matter how great a raw project turns out, we can all agree that adding finish is the when it finally pops. This tutorial is a fast and easy way to finish up letters (or any other decorative project) with a clean zinc finish. Faux finishes are typically a pretty mixed bag. Rather than looking like the material or patina you're going for, they can often just look like... a painted faux finish.
While I'm a fan of dark wood finishes, sometimes the harsh look of metal just fits better. I came across this fast overview while looking for a way to finish up some letters I built for a Christmas present. The fast application turn a cool looking set into something much more compelling.
Chances are you have something right now that needs this treatment to make it really pop, so head over and take a look at the fast tutorial from Lori at Head Above Water . If you have more energy (and time) on your hands, try building The Faux Vintage Metal Sign.