distressed furniture painting

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Old 08-23-06, 02:07 PM
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Cool distressed furniture painting

I have an oak dining room table that I would like to paint red but do a black wash over the top, so that it looks black with a small amount of red on the edges showing through. I want it to look distresed. What type of paint and how do I go about doing it?

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Hi! Welcome to the forums! sorry you haven't received a response yet.

whether it's currently painted or stained, you can probably just give it a good sanding, then paint on the red using acrylic paint, probably 2 coats. then paint on your black. you'll want to LIGHTLY sand the edges where 100 years of use would naturally wear off the paint, but don't sand all the way through, just til you see the red being exposed. you might experiment first on the underside of the table top to get a feel for how many coats of each color it's going to take. you may even have better luck dry brushing the red on top of the black. or a combo of each method.

when you're all done, you could use a low gloss polyurethane to protect it.
 
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