How to Do an Antique Glaze on Painted Furniture

by Genevre
Using black paint, a glazing medium and a few drops of water, you can create a dark, antiqued effect in the cracks and corners of your piece.
Supplies & The Recipe - The first step is to mix your glazing solution. I use equal parts of glazing medium and black paint. Then, I add just a few drops of water.

How to Apply It - For the next step you have a couple of options. You can either apply the glaze with a paint brush and wipe it off with a dry cloth or apply it with one cloth and wipe it off with another. I do it the second way. But you can experiment and see what you like best. Read more...
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  • Georgia Georgia on Aug 17, 2016
    What if it had no crevices can you still do a glazing

  • Kathy Ballard Kathy Ballard on Oct 15, 2017
    I'm in the UK and can't find a 'glazing medium'. Does it have another name? And what type of black paint did you use?

  • Maria AV Maria AV on Oct 16, 2019

    What color blue is this?

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  • Christine Goldman George Christine Goldman George on Sep 30, 2015
    I got my turquoise as regular latex paint at my local Home Improvement store. They'll custom mix as little as a quart so your options are limitless. I bought a shade darker since I would be adding white plaster of paris and water. Glaze can also be found in these stores. You can use those little bottles of craft paint from Michael's or Walmart for tinting your glaze.

  • Lay16414021 Lay16414021 on Jan 24, 2017
    Apparently she won't share the name/brand of color that was used. What a's so pretty