* Irene's Country Corner * - Crafts Corner
different types of patina and different ways to make it. The
way you will make it depends on the kind of effect you wish to
a clean surface, free of lacquer or oil. Separate the furniture
into its separate components (drawers, adjustable shelves, etc).
Wipe each piece with a clean rag to get rid of dust and dirt.
Remove all hardware such as drawer pulls or handles.
surface with a thin sandpaper in order to repair damages. Seal
with white primer (apply two coats or more if needed). How many
coats you apply depends on how dark the furniture is. Allow each
coat to dry well before applying the next one.
Using a bristle brush, apply the first color. You may need to
apply two coats. Let it dry well between coats. The amount of
time will depend on humidity and temperature conditions.
Apply the second color using an old bristle brush, a natural
sponge or a rag. It depends on the kind of effect you want to
obtain. The second coat must be thinner than the first one. Do
not stop while moving the brush. You can work in sections, but
never stop in the middle, go on from one side to the other without
taking the brush out of the surface.
If you think it's needed, you can rub the piece you painted with
a sandpaper after the second color dries, so the first color
will appear under the second one.
of the painting has been completed, paint the furniture with
several coats of clear acrylic varnish seal the paint and keep
it from becoming scratched, or seal it with solid transparent
wax if you can find it where you live (the one used on wooden
floors). If you use wax, rub it with a damp cloth after it dries.
This will give the surface some shine.
below was painted using two colors to make the patina effect
(first color: white; second color: beije). I painted the flowers
after the patina was completed and sealed it with solid transparent
wax instead of the varnish.
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