HOW TO GET DARK DISTRESSING UNDER WHITE - tutorial


I had 4 wood chairs that were plain wood with no color or stain. I wanted to paint them and end up with white distressed paint over a dark color and I wanted to do it quickly. This is how I did it in one day.


Here's a close up of the bare wood.




My secret was to use a flat oil based spray on the areas that I want to distress.
The flat paint dries quickly so it doesn't add too much extra waiting time,
and the oil based paint won't sand off as easily when I distress the top coat of ASCP.

DO NOT TRY THIS WITH A GLOSSY SPRAY PAINT


Once the brown was dry I sprayed the chairs in a creamy white Annie Sloan
 Pure White & Old White mix, using my spray gun and compressor.


  

The edges and details were all distressed by sanding with 220 and finally all the chairs were
waxed and polished.


This is the same technique I used on this red dresser shown below, and country bar stool.


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I hope this gives you some great ideas to try on your own!

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5 comments:

  1. clever! I like the black distress marks on these chairs... nice to see how it's done.
    Thanks!

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  2. thank-you for the post. This is so much easier and cheaper than using ASCP Graphite with a brush.

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  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. That's a touch I have not tried, thanks, good to visit your great blog!

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  5. Thank you! I'm going to try this on my next dresser!

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