How to give an aged finish to your furniture
Many times we have furniture or objects at home that we don’t like and even bother us. Some people prefer to throw them away, but we believe that recycling is the best and, in addition, there are many techniques to change style. On another occasion we have talked about the technique of decoupage, but this time we will give you two ways to give your furniture an aged finish.
It should be made clear that old and aged should not be confused, since the aged effect is a way to renovate furniture that you no longer use to convert it into stylish furniture with a renewed air.
Spray paint and furniture wax technique
This spray painting technique is not as usual, since, in general, the paint is applied with a brush, but the new aerosols made this technique gain strength, since it allows a cleaner and more precise application. This will require a golden metallic paint, ivory spray, alcohol, colorless furniture wax, brushes, absorbent paper and cotton cloth.
Clean the surface of the furniture with a cotton cloth soaked in alcohol.
Paint with gold metallic paint and let dry.
Apply the colorless wax with a brush in the areas that you want to age.
Spray the spray quickly to prevent dripping.
When it dries, pass the kitchen paper where you applied the colorless wax. In those areas the paint will not remain fixed and, therefore, it will be easier to remove it.
Aged finish with pickling technique
This technique can be used on any type of furniture. With this process you will get an aging effect through two layers of paint: the base color and the second color. The process is the following:
Clean the furniture and use the base color. Apply a stripper to remove the ink and sand the wood.
After sanding, paint with the paint of the color you want and let it dry. Then apply a layer of shellac to enhance the color and in case you want to use a different tone from the wood, apply a primer to seal the pores well and once dry paint with the plastic paint of the selected shade. Remember to apply the paint with a brush always in the direction of the wood grain.
Give a first coat of paint and when it dries, apply another coat according to the finish you want to give it.
Apply the pickling technique that consists of sanding the surface of the wood irregularly with a sandpaper number zero so that the base layer is visible. To give more realism, sand hard on the edges, moldings and details that the furniture could have.
Apply Judea bitumen with a brush or cotton cloth to remove excess bitumen.
Finally, pass a layer of colorless matte varnish or other wax to protect the furniture and give it a natural finish.
In this way you will get an aged finish in your furniture, giving them an elegant and different effect.