Inspirations

How to get the perfect Distress?

Posted by Josee Gauthier on

How to get the perfect Distress?

This lady was a bleeder! That means that the original stain was bleeding into the paint. Why? Many antique pieces aren't sealed with a varathane, but rather a oil or wax. How to fix this? You could use a primer, but then when you distress (by sanding the edges), you would see some of the white primer. I rather opted for a clear shellac, 2 coats, prior to painting. Shellac will seal any stains or odors and dry clear. I painted this pretty dresser with Tranquility from Aspire Mineral Paint. I thrn sanded the edges to achieve a worn distress...

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Dare to blend colours!!

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Dare to blend colours!!

Here I blended some Damask, Raw Silk and English Rose from Fusion Mineral Paint to get that beautiful dusty rose. After slightly distressing the edges, I applied some black wax all over and wiped off excess.  Osez mélanger des couleurs pour obtenir la teinte que vous cherchez. Ici j'ai mélangé le Damask, Raw Silk, ainsi que English Rose de la Peinture Minerale Fusion pour obtenir ce petit rose antique. Après avoir sablé legèrement, j'ai appliqué de la cire noire partout et j'ai enlevé l'excès. :)

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Sideboard done in Putty by Fusion Mineral Paint and Natural Stain and Finishing Oil for the top.

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