How to Paint & Distress Furniture!
Hello everybody, it’s Niky from The House on Silverado here!
- Driftwood Chalk Mineral Paint
- Hurricane Gray Chalk Mineral Paint
- Continuous Mister Bottle
- VooDoo Gel Stain in Up In Smoke
- VooDoo Gel Stain in Tobacco Road
- VooDoo Gel Stain in White Magic
- Dixie Belle Chip Brush
- Best Dang Wax in Clear
- Dixie Belle Sanding Sponge
First, I sanded/evened out the paint a little bit. When you make something distressed you don’t really have to worry much about the prep work.
Next, since you thinned out the previous paint with the sanding, you want to select a paint color that will slightly show through the distresses areas. I chose Driftwood Chalk Mineral Paint.
Then, we move on to the second/base coat of paint. Choose a color that you would like to be the dominant hue of your piece. I chose Hurricane Gray Chalk Mineral Paint.
After that, I wanted to create a distressed appearance on my table by dry brushing 3 different colors of VooDoo Gel Stain onto my piece. The color of gel stain that I used are White Magic, Up In Smoke, and Tobacco Road.
Thereafter, I used a Premium Chip Brush to pull the stain from one edge to the other in one long stroke. Repeat as necessary until you get the desired distressed look you’d like.
Step 6: (optional)
If at any time you feel you’ve applied too much stain, just take a lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe it back a little.