Thanks for the reply...The local Lowes guy recommended I try a two part epoxy finish like is commonly used on bar tops...since that is supposed to "flow" I dont know how well it will brush on verticle surfaces...The finish is about what I am looking for though...any finishes you know of that would give that look?

The big hurtle to me is how the material paints and flows...the railing assembly is a top and bottom rail with glass panels recessed into the rails...I have to finish it with the glass panels in place, so I will need to be able to paint and dab into crevices.