This was a major transformation. As the glue and paint dry, it will give the furniture a crazed antique look. Do one side, and then after that side is dry, do the other side. Now, how to apply the crackle glaze? I linked to this post on Nest Candy for Money Saving Mondays. You'll know quite quickly what works for you! If you have a larger project such as kitchen cabinets or furniture, which are most of my jobs, the large home improvement stores sell Elmer's Glue really cheap by the gallon.
Uneven application will cause unwanted variation in the cracking pattern. Here's an up close picture of the doors. According to my experience, the best and easiest way to scrape paint from furniture is to wait until the paint is completely dry and then dampen the surface with a wet cloth. Of course, this effect will work on any surface, such as walls, , and accessories. Mod Podge is a good sealer, but if your project will be exposed to water or moisture of any kind, a polyurethane sealer is a must. Another way to give a very distressed look to furniture is with scraping. I painted the wood with several different paint colors, including brown, red, sage green, dark green, turquoise, yellow ochre, gray, and burnt sienna.
For example, dark brown works well for a first coat to be used with a white or antique white top coat. Put something under them to lift them up a bit, so you can do the sides, and the paint won't dry and stick to the surface they're on. Hi there and thanks for the wonderful tutorial. The first thing you need to do is to decide on the colors you want. So you will undoubtedly be pleased rapidly outdated and rundown, thus no more stylish furniture. Just think up what you want your furniture or other wooden décor to look like, and then make it happen.
I'm going to post an update soon for different surfaces. I have Valspar crackle medium, Valspar chalk paint in Her Dainties. Be sure just to remove the top finish. Something else you might want to try is to use different colors of paint for the base layer. Can you do this with a crackle finish? Sounds intriguing, I may have to try it myself. I have never used Gorilla wood glue and I don't know if its formula will crackle the paint. Vicki, thanks for your comment and question.
You may not get any of the chippy look, or the paint may chip away like crazy. You might want to experiment with different colors of base coat to see how you like the results before starting on a piece of furniture. Perhaps because Patio Paint stretches a bit? Otherwise, when you add a water-based paint to an oil-covered door, the paint won't stick. Do not overwork the top coat as this may cause the paint to gum up. Yet another way to achieve an old look is to create a crackle finish. . To provide a better website experience, dengarden.
At this time in my life I finally have my own craft studio where I can paint, sew, draw, crochet, design, quilt, you name it. There are lots of crackle medium products on the market, and my husband and I have used several different brands. I painted flat blue base then glue, then while barely dry I applied the top coat, a gloss finish latex. If you want another color of crackle to show through, then you will have to prepare the entire base with the color you want to show through. And here are some close ups of my sample boards. No need for a lot of prep work here—surface imperfections are at the heart of this finish's charm.
This is what it looks like with a water-based sealer. If the doors are Formica or have an oil-based paint, then I recommend using a good primer recommended for that surface, or you can use an oil-based paint over them. Even before you're finished with the entire piece, you'll see the top coat start to shrink up and reveal the color—and history—beneath. Antique white distressed cabinets work just as well with an old-world style as they do acting as a contrasting backdrop to a more modern space. Do not overwork the crackle glaze. Use 150 or 200 grit is good and just give all of the surfaces a quick buffing.
This can be bought from any good home hardware store. Bell studied English composition and literature at the University of Boston and the University of Maryland. Here is the top coat on the painted muslin. Note: You must use a flat sheen for this technique to work. They are what I prefer for a doll face or something with alot of fine detail. Dip a cloth in some small water and wipe down the cabinet.