I am doing an experiment in finding a way to get the old world patina on this old chair. I painted the chair a pretty light pink but it didn’t give me the distressed look that I wanted. So I hope that trying this new way will work.
I am typing this post as I paint this chair, step by step.
I want to repaint all of my painted furniture with a crackle base coat. I am using Valspar weathered crackle glaze. All of my furniture has a satin or a matte finish on it. I did this because I like the look of the chalk paint and this gives me that look without having to purchase chalk paint. I like to use up what I have.
Here is the chair, it’s pretty old and has several coats of old paint on it. First I need to add some dramatic paint on top of it so It will show through the crackle. I first tried it with a thin coat of pink paint but it didn’t show up. Live and learn.
First of all I lightly sanded the chair. Then I painted a watered down brown acrylic paint. Each coat of paint that I add I give at least 1 hour of drying time to.
Here is the chair with the brown wash acrylic paint.
Well what do think? It did accomplish what I was looking for.
I would sure like to have some feed back on this before I tackle my dinning room set. I hope that I have given you all a new way of getting the old look patina on your painted furniture.
It’s all LOVERLY! Jo