The way to Apply Glaze to Painted Wood

The way to Apply Glaze to Painted Wood

Applying glaze to furniture and wiping it off with a rag simulates the look of wax accumulation and paint fading over time. Shabby chic-style fans can turn an unfinished hardwood chair right into a piece that looks like a family heirloom in no more time than it takes the paint and glaze to dry.

Wash the furniture if you’re working on a slice that is not newly painted. Wipe it down with a damp cloth or sponge to remove dirt. If the furniture is very dirty, squeeze a drop of dishwashing liquid onto the cloth or sponge before wringing it out.

Ventilate your work area. Expand the glaze thoroughly with a paint stirrer to mix in all the pigment. After stirring, pour a small amount into a plastic cup or small paint tray.

Dip a synthetic or foam paintbrush to the glaze and begin painting the glaze onto the furniture generously, one small part at a time. Allow the glaze to build up in crevices and cracks.

Wipe off the excess glaze with a paper towel. Continue applying glaze over the spot and wiping it off until you attain the desired level of accumulation.

Allow the furniture to dry overnight before use.

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