MyAlteredState
MyAlteredState
  • Hometalker
  • Provo, UT

Texture and Layering | Painting Technique


I needed to make a new door, look old. Really old. The only dilemma was the underlying "new" door surface. I couldn't simply paint and distress. The look had to be achieved mostly with paint.
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
My steps to achieve this are as follows....
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
First, I stained the door. I didn't want bright new wood peeking through the paint I was about to put on.
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
The older the paint, the better the effect. (I mix a lot of it myself, and add in plaster of paris to give it some texture.
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
(This pic speaks for itself)
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
Thick, chalky paint.
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
Flexible scraper works great to spread it.
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
Clumps for texture. (It dries really hard.)
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
Layering. Lots of it. I chose to go with just two colors of paint, adding different amounts of POP. (Plaster of Paris)
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
And still more layers...
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
In random places, I scraped nearly dry paint with a cabinet scraper, and spread it right back on. This gave even more texture.
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
When I reached the point where I was satisfied with the amount of texture (or, age) build up, I spray painted some areas black and applied some Elmer's and dollar store white glue.
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
Painting over the glue before it was totally dry is key to this crackle science. (Thanks to different drying times of the glue, and paint.)
texture and layering painting technique, painted furniture
This is the "after" of the back side of the door. I will be posting about my distressing and glaze application soon.
MyAlteredState

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Jewellmartin
    on Aug 2, 2017

    Glad to see there is more than one recipe for POP chalk paint and other creations. Do you keep a diary or index of all these mixtures and projects? How long have you been a craft artist? 😇
  • Susan Duchesneau
    on May 11, 2018

    I want to use the crackle affect on swine bottle light but I have no pint but I've got glue !! What do I d ??

    • Charlee Hunter
      on Feb 22, 2019

      Put your base color down first... slather on some white glue (thinner for tiny lines and thicker for more effect). Wait until it's a bit tacky, then put on your main color. Wait until it dries. The cracking effect happens as it dries.


Join the conversation

2 of 21 comments
  • Taina Laraba
    on Jan 24, 2019

    I'm so glad I found you. This is an incredible finish that I can do. Thank you.

  • Charlee Hunter
    on Feb 22, 2019

    This is lovely! I did not use pop in the paint for mine, but did try the glue effect (it was on one of my hometalk projects a while back), love the effect! and cheap!

Your comment...