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Any tips/sites on painting a table to give it that aged look?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (9315 points ) July 10th, 2012

I have an older table that I’m going to sand and would like to paint it a vintage green. I’d also like to give it an aged look. How do you do that?

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jca's avatar

Paint it two layers of color and sand to distress it. Sand it in spots to make it look like wear.

marinelife's avatar

Pickling is one technique.

Also dry brushing a dark color over a lighter color. Paint the lighter color. the sand or otherwise distress the piece. Finally, dry brush a darker color over it.

Here is an article.

augustlan's avatar

I have quite a few tutorials pinned on a furniture building and makeovers board on Pinterest. You can find them here.

gottamakeart's avatar

Another method is to use an acrylic “crackle medium” (DecoArt makes one) it is used on top of the 1st color, for BEST results – thin the 2nd color with a little water before brushing it on to produce a more noticeable crackling pattern.

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