Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Meet Flo & Her Finish
This is a new distressing technique I've been working on. and I really love how EASY it is! I'm always looking for other ways to distress Annie's paint. This technique just happens to be my new fav! So, I'll share how I acheived it.
You will need:
Chalk Paint®, Decorative furniture paint
Soft wax in clear and dark
Scotch Brite sponge
1. Using a brush, paint one coat. Allow to dry.
2. Paint a second coat, slightly watered down and allow to dry.
Now for the fun! Grab your H2O and sponge!
3. Using the scratchy side of the sponge, distress. The water and friction from the scratchy side of the sponge quickly and aggressively distress the paint. Wipe gently with the sponge side or a paper towel to gauge the amount of distressing achieved.
4. This next step is really important! Allow the paint to dry after the distressing! If you don't do this, you risk damaging the wonderful distressed finish! Drying can be as quick as 20 minutes or as long as an hour depending on the humidity.
5. Apply clear wax, working it into the paint and wiping off the excess. Use dark wax to further enhance the distressed finish working in small sections at a time. Be sure to wipe off excess wax! Sticky wax is no fun to fix!
This technique is perfect for light handed finishers who don't want to work hard achieving a heavy distressed look. Yet another amazing reason why Chalk Paint® is so easy to use!
I hope you try this technique out! Be sure to leave me a comment oh how it worked for you!
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Posted by My Secret Life in Lilly at 12:00 AM