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Which should I use for antiquing painted furniture?

Posted by
dawnbee
(mebda64@yahoo.com) on
Mon, Oct 29, 01 at 15:37

I plan to paint a wooden desk a sage green color and I want to antique it..should I drybrush with a brown wood stain or should I use brown paint/glaze combo over it?

If anyone has had any experience with what works best, please let me know.

Thanks.


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RE: Which should I use for antiquing painted furniture?

Ipainted a 70's dresser in a cinnamon color. I had never used glaze before, but bought a black glaze (it was on sale for $4!). I painted it on very lightly and then wiped lightly with a cloth. It turned out terrific and I have more comments on that piece than any other piece. I think that a brown would look pretty also. Good luck!


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RE: Which should I use for antiquing painted furniture?

I have been using a "damp" sponge with a HINT of black paint on it, then going over the piece until i like it! sometimes you will have to use a different piece of the sponge to smooth it out a bit - one tool, one smudge of paint = antiqued! sorry if this is confusing, hope you followed this. good luck!


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RE: Which should I use for antiquing painted furniture?

I have used furniture wax mixed with burnt umber oil paint. Spounged it on and wiped it off. I have also used antiquing stuff, Apple barrel brown, found out after that you have to spray the wood first with a matte varathene and then antique or else the antiquing stuff 'sticks' and you can't wipe it off. It looked awful. Have fun with what ever you do!


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