Exposing indoor furniture to outdoor conditions with give them an antiqued looked in a relatively short time. Most people try to keep furniture looking nice...outdoor furniture is typically designed or made from materials that can stand up to the weather.
Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because I am wondering what type of paints to use and would like suggestions of how to go about the antiquing process. Thanks.
A crackle paint job can be done using elmers glue
is that the look you are after?
Thanks... looks like the effect I want. Do you think it would stand up outside? Also if you don't have a heat gun would a hair dryer on high work to set it?
The hair dryer should work..its not like your trying to us it to remove paint. Elmers glue is not very waterproof...compared to the titebond III woodworking glue I use most. With that you may have some issues with the paint job becoming wet and maybe loosing its "crackle" ...It the crackle stay you may get some premature weathering but since that is the look you after I think you should be fine.
When a paint job fails like that (normal weathering) the wood bellow will begin to seen the damaging effects of weathering...Which may lead to some structural issues it the furniture was not glued with resistant glues.
I have seen butcher block type tops separate because of weather exposure.
Great....thanks for the help. The piece I am wanting to do isn't all that special so if it doesn't work no big deal.
post some pics once you get it completed