Asked on Oct 2, 2017

Tips on distressing paint?

Beth HubleyAnnShoshana


7 answers
  • Lightly sand the piece (if it is already painted). Follow up with sealer.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 2, 2017

    you can either do the dry brush method or you can paint with chalk paint and when dry take some sandpaper to it.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Rub it back
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 2, 2017

    What about the paint,. ? explain
  • Shoshana
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I saw a great tip once that you can add vaseline before you apply your top coat of paint to get a good distressed look in those spots.
  • Ann
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Anne Slobe utube.
  • Beth Hubley
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I recently distressed a dresser I was finishing. I used an opaque wood stain in a cape cod grey. I sanded the dresser first as it had been stripped but was still a little rough and had some stains. I got it as clean as possible before applying two coats of stain with a foam brush. I then used a 150 grit sandpaper to sand in the places I wanted to be distressed. I used a hand sander as well as a mouse sander. When I had it the way I wanted I applied a clear satin polyurethane. I love the way it turned out.
    , Before, Here are a couple of drawers in the distressing process, After The distressed look gave it a brachytherapy worn look perfect for my granddaughters flip flop bedroom
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