Painting a small table


Old 11-26-03, 07:30 AM
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Painting a small table

I am stripping a simple small table and have been told about a process where you mix paint with water and rub it on until the desired color is reached. I can't find any references to this procedure. I am trying to get a pastel blue color - I am redecorating a beach condo and delight in buying cheap pieces and working them into my decor. Does anyone know this procedure that can give me some more information? Thanks!
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Old 11-26-03, 11:13 AM
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what a great idea! that'll be a perfect look for that table in your beach condo - light and weathered!

i haven't done this personally, but i took a quick peek on the internet, and there appeared to be LOTS of sites with info about faux painting techniques and whitewashing. from what i could tell, it's simply applying a diluted paint to the item so that the wood grain shows thru. i would imagine you could just experiment with the amount of water added to get the level of transparency desired. i would think using a brush might work better than rubbing the paint on, but again, experimenting will probably be your best bet.

i'm going to move this question to the Painting forum, and see if those guys can give you first-hand-experience advice!

thanks & good luck!

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Old 11-26-03, 01:40 PM
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Gee, thanks Annette, I was just going to send this over to you.

I don't do much 'faux' at all, but you might want to look into using a 'glaze'.
Old 12-01-03, 05:03 AM
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Milk paint is easy to use and you can get a very cool look.
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