Hi Elise I would head over to the sanding department and look for soft sanding pads. They come in degrees of roughness to practically a polishing pad. I would try that carefully.
thank you, I can't remember what I read, but I think you are supposed to rub tinted wax or gel stain over paint finish.
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Hi Elise, I agree with GrandmasHousediy. Also, check out using steel wool after you primer and in between paint coats. You can get an amazing paint finish by doing that. It will be so soft!!!! To age you can always rough it up you can always sand a little harder in some areas between paint coats and at the end.
Unless you mean aging where you are talking about using a glaze or using a wax that gives a darker finish to the embellished areas and crevices. A tinted wax can give this effect if you rub the wax in certain relief areas. I actually like glazes better. Use a glaze like Benjamin Moore 3 parts to 1 part paint. You will get a glaze that you can easily paint into the crevices and wipe away. WALLAH! antiqued beauty!
Antiquing wax will tone and age. Just a TINY bit at a time as it changes to color to a deeper shade.
Thank you, I will try that
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Perhaps you will find an idea here that suits your project:
How to Use Wood Stain & Over Paint Techniques to Age
Hi Elise. When you paint the fabric on furniture, work in small sections. You should saturate the section with water first. Apply the paint while the fabric is dripping wat. Then use a clean cloth and rub the paint into the fabric. Doing this will result in a soft fabric. Use a combination of one part water and 4 parts paint. By the time you finish the last section, you can begin another coat on the first section. Continue this process until you get the color you want. When the last coat is dry, you can sand with 220 grit sandpaper for a soft result. Good luck Elise.
Rub it back a bit and or use Antique wax. Put on, let dry and buff it up.
Hi Elise, depending on what look you are going for, you can add a white wash over top or an Antiquing glaze. (I love Fusion's Antiquing glaze - it just give the lightest hint of a softer look when you rub it on with a cloth).