Mary Jane Webber
Mary Jane Webber
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Asked on Jun 27, 2013

How do you antique furniture for outdoor use

KMS WoodworksMary Jane Webber
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I have an old desk that I want to move outside but would like to paint it to give it that antique look. Any suggestions?
7 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 28, 2013

    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.

  • Mary Jane Webber
    on Jun 28, 2013

    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.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 29, 2013

    A crackle paint job can be done using elmers glue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxdirybLsrw is that the look you are after?

  • Mary Jane Webber
    on Jun 29, 2013

    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?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 30, 2013

    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.

  • Mary Jane Webber
    on Jun 30, 2013

    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.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 1, 2013

    post some pics once you get it completed

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