This is INCREDIBLE! We Have Never Seen This Technique Before!

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Oh My! I have something simply SPECTACULAR to share with you! It is literally one of the easiest and most satisfying projects I have ever done.
You can transform just about any surface, INTO BARN BOARD!
BEFORE - only damaged!
My project started out just like this, only with a few scratches, and I think a puppy had used it as a chew toy at some point!
After one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint.
The first step is to prep your item with a good clean and a light sand.
I followed up with a coat of Fusion™ Mineral Paint in Linen.
Allow it to dry to the touch.
Use the Wood grainer to Create Texture.
The next step was so much fun. I mixed Fusion Paint with 'Sand Stone Texture' - full details over on the blog. You will need one of these handy little Wood graining Tools - available online and in most hardware stores.
Sand Stone Texture.
If you haven't used Sand Stone, I highly recommend you try it. It creates nice lifted texture and dries hard as can be. I even have used it to create a Faux Brick wall!
Dry Brush with a light hand!
Once the Sand Stone Texture is dry, apply a very light coat of Little Stork, using a dry brush technique.
Add Black Wax
My final step was to add black wax - this is just the bee's knees! You could stop before the wax is applied since Fusion Mineral Paint is splash and scrub proof! Unlike other paint/wax combos, you can add the coloured wax right onto the paint without staining it.
So simple! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am. This even feels like barn Board when I touch it. It is hardwearing and every time I place my Tea on the table I smile to myself!
For the full tutorial, and a cool extra step take a look at the blog.

Suggested materials:

  • Fusion Mineral Paint Linen  (
  • Fusion Mineral Paint Little Stork  (
  • Fusion Sand Stone Texture  (
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1 question
  • Cas26963525
    on Jun 1, 2018

    Could this be used to redo butcher block counter tops? This is in a Mobile home and looks to be the easiest way to redo my counters.

    • Heidi Anderson
      on Jun 4, 2018

      I think if you used it for a counter I would put a few layers of polycrilic just to give it a better seal!!! That is prob what I will do when I try this for my countertops!

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  • Nancy Wilson
    on Jul 8, 2017

    I have a tv stand I bought for $10....serviceable but I hate the appearance. This may be just what I'm looking for. Thanks.
  • Todaysgirlfriday
    on Nov 19, 2017

    Way cool idea and concept for modern design and decorating.
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