Chalk Paint Furniture Distressing
I love how easy distressing painted furniture is, and you can do as much or as little as you want. You simply take some sandpaper and start sanding. Corners and edges distress very easily, while flat surfaces take a bit more elbow grease. The finer the sandpaper, the more muscle it will take to sand down through the layers of paint.
I am apparently super late to the thrill of using chalk paint on furniture! I have done distressing before but using latex paints. Your tutorial here is very well put together though and is making me want to venture into the world of chalk paint. It sounds so much easier to do.
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Are you interested in how to distress painted wood, or more specifically how to distress white painted wood to achieve that farmhouse finish that we all love? There are in fact multiple techniques for distressing painted furniture.One furniture painting technique that you may have heard of is wet distressing.
7 Ways to Age and Distress Furniture @ sincerely, sara d.sincerely, sara d. says: July 17, 2014 at 11:54 am I tend to use the same technique for distressing (chalk paint, waxing and sanding) but my friend Angela at Unexpected Elegance has a great post on 7 (different!) ways to age and distress furniture.
For a major distressed look, you can use a paint scraper. A note about distressing: You'll get a better effect if the undercoat of the furniture is dark. The piece displayed in my photographs had a dark cherry finish to begin with. When I painted it with chalk paint and distressed it, some of the paint was removed, revealing the dark finish underneath.