Instructions Remove the hardware. Sand smooth. Remove the drawers and start painting. Once the paint has dried, wipe one section of the furniture with a damp paper towel. After sanding, wipe off the dust with a clean rag. Repeat the wet sanding technique until you are happy with the distressing .
Blend the Chalk Paint on the Dresser Mist your flat head chalk paint brush with water. Start blending where the two colors meet. Blend in long light strokes moving up into the darker color and then down to the lighter color. Mist the paint with water if it gets too dry to blend .
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 .
STEP 1: Remove the existing finish from the wood . STEP 2: Dilute white paint with water if water-based or turpentine if oil-based. STEP 3: Apply the whitewash with a paintbrush. STEP 4: Let dry between coats, then sand before any additional coats. STEP 5: Seal the whitewashing with clear polyurethane.
The good news is that painting over varnished wood is possible using either oil or water-based paints. The answer is no, you cannot whitewash over a pre-existing finish as the original stain or finish will create a barrier, and the whitewash will not be able to penetrate to the wood .
What Colors Go With Whitewashed Kitchen Cabinets? Blue . White kitchen cabinets are versatile pieces that fit with many decor styles. Red. Bright red offsets the softness of whitewashed cabinets and makes the red color pop. Black. Elegant black provides a startling contrast to distressed white cabinetry that gives your kitchen an opulent, glamorous feel. Yellow.
I used a variety of 100 – 220 grit sandpaper to do my distressing , and it helped to have a hand sander or sanding sponge to wrap the sandpaper around. It gave me a little more to grip. The general rule when distressing is to sand on sections that would naturally receive wear and tear over time: corners.