So, if you’ve read many of the posts here on our Old Village Paint blog, you’ve realized that there are often several painting techniques you can choose to achieve the same effect. Today, we’re going to talk about one of the simplest ways to antique a piece of furniture: dry brush graining.
We have a video for you today- but first we’ll go over the main steps.
For this effect we’re adding one layer of paint, to give the impression that the color we are adding is actually showing through the existing layer of paint on the piece.
- First, you’ll need to choose a color,Picture Frame Cream, New England Red, Antique Yellow, Pumpkin Spice . . . Grab one from our online store!
- Next, decide what locations on your furniture would most likely show wear if it had been used for several years. If you’re not sure, look at some photographs of a similar type of old furniture online. The places that would show the most wear are the places you’ll want to apply the new layer of paint. One great rule of thumb is to pay special attention to edges.
- Paint! Choose a brush, apply some paint, then brush most of it off to achieve a “dry brush” affect, and apply paint!
- Watch this video to see it done by our very own owner, Laney Landis!