Antique Furniture – DIY
In days of old, if a household item or an image outline was antique, it implied it had been around for ages and a large portion of the paint had worn off in zones that had been scoured by hands or scratched by being moved too often. Today, the antique look is desired, and it can add character and style to numerous sorts of project pieces.
Shockingly, the procedure is generally straightforward. The initial step is to figure out what you’d like the completed piece to resemble. On the off chance that beneath the antiqued area you’d prefer to see an old paint shading, as though the piece has been covered commonly up, you’ll have to paint two hues. Consider a more brilliant shading for the base coat so it appears well as it looks through the top coat. On the off chance that you need the focused on regions to uncover exposed wood, the procedure requires just one coat.
You additionally need to conclude whether to add a stain to it a while later, which will quiet or age the color(s) you’ve chosen. To hold the honesty of your shading decision, you may simply need to cover clear polyurethane up the completed object. A water-based polyurethane that won’t yellow after some time is a decent decision.
Prepared to Antique? This is what to do:
Materials and Tools:
article to be antiqued (picture frame, bed, vanity, dresser)
semi gloss latex paint for the base coat
roller and paint brush (depending on the size)
mid-grade brillo pad (non detergent plain)
sanding (block or paper)
polyurethane to complete (discretionary)
- Gently sand the item you need to antiqued. On the off chance that the article as of now has a completion (recently painted or varnished), sand all surfaces well. After the sanding, wipe the piece with a tack fabric.
- Paint the whole piece in the base coat shading you’ve selected.
- For the exposed wood look: When the base coat is dry, begin sanding off regions that would normally wind up damaged — places where hands would have held it, or corners that could without much of a stretch get scratched. For the shading look: Rub light wax on the spots where you’d prefer to see shading appear on the other side. Remember to do the sides and back; you need the whole piece to be done. At that point apply the top coat.
- For the exposed wood look: Be certain to stop before you go excessively insane with the sanding, and afterward wipe the whole piece with the tack fabric. For the shading look: Paint over the base coat and the wax. Spread everything. After the paint dries, rub the brillo over the spots you’ve waxed. (The brillo won’t hurt the remainder of the paint enough to stress over — recollect, the piece is intended to be antiqued, so use it to locate the waxed zones.) Wipe off the piece with the tack material.