Distressing furniture

Old 04-23-02, 03:54 PM
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Question Distressing furniture

Hi to all,

I usually strip my furniture, but on an old "garden" table I put a coat of fresh paint, to distress, do I just want to sandpaper it a little, I plan on stenciling it a little also, any ideas? I don't really want to "crackle" it. Thanks for any info!

Old 04-23-02, 04:58 PM
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Sandpapering where wear would normally occur (edges and corners) will give the piece a worn look. An easier way to accomplish this is to wipe off freshly applied paint at the same areas, instead of waiting for it to dry and then sanding it off.

Flecks of paint of a contrasting color might add a little interest to the finished product...
Old 04-24-02, 10:16 AM
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Thanks George, I'm off the garage right now!!

Have a nice day!


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