Yes you can distress furniture paint with regular flat latex paint . It’s a budget friendly alternative. A flat latex paint is easy to sand and you can use my vinegar and water distressing technique . You can layer two colors, and create lots of the looks if you use flat latex paint .
Applying a stain over the painted surface allows for a distressed, vintage-like finish. Through a variety of stain colors, apply one coat with a cloth and wipe excess away in even, straight motions (avoid swirling the cloth).
Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area. Sand and Clean the Piece. Sand the surface of the piece. Paint the Piece. Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional) Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool. Apply a Stain (Optional) Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.
Materials Needed old (or unfinished) piece of furniture. latex or acrylic paint in a color of your choice. water-based primer. oil-based stain (that will function as a glaze) oil-based polyurethane. orbital sander.
Here are 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding : USE A MINERAL PAINT . Mineral paint is very similar to chalk style paints in that no prep or prime is required. USE MILK PAINT + BONDING AGENT. As I already mentioned, the antique desk in this post was not prep- sanded . USE A BONDING PRIMER. USE A LIQUID SANDER /DEGLOSSER.
If it’s varnished, use sandpaper or a good quality paint and varnish remover. Apply a coat of water-based acrylic primer – This simply gives your furniture a smoother finish, making it easier to work on. Because it’s a shabby chic project, you don’t need to be neat. Even if you’re rubbish at painting , you’ll be fine.
Instructions Prepare the Furniture . First, remove all hardware and mask off any areas that you don’t want to paint, using painter’s tape. Sand the Existing Finish . Color the Bare Wood . Apply the Main Color. Apply a Second Coat. Sand and Buff. Add Finishing Touches.
The shabby chic look is best achieved with wooden furniture and a couple of coats of Rust -Oleum Chalky Finish furniture paint.