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Distressed Finish Stool


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August 24, 2020

Distressed Finish Stool - wooden stool with a light blue distressed wash finishThis project involves using a "wash paint" technique to make a distressed look on furniture.

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Total Time: 4 hours

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • sandpaper
  • finishing sander
  • acrylic chalk paint
  • white flat paint
  • foam paintbrushes
  • water based varnish

Steps:

  1. Sand the old paint by hand, or in combination with a finishing sander. This is the most time consuming part of the project and it depends on what color your old paint is and how difficult it is to remove.
  2. Distressed Finish Stool - sanded stool
     
    Distressed Finish Stool - using a hand sander on a stool
     
  3. Paint with the white base coat paint. Let dry completely.
  4. Distressed Finish Stool - applying white flat paint
     
  5. Mix chalk paint with water using a 1:1 ratio. Paint the surface of the furniture. Let to dry for 15 minutes.
  6. Distressed Finish Stool - blue paint mixed with water in a plastic bowl with a sponge brush
     
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  7. With a wet rag, wipe off chalk paint randomly over surface to give it a distressed look. Let dry. Varnish and let dry thoroughly before use.
  8. Distressed Finish Stool - allow to dry for 15 minutes and wipe off some of the paint and varnish when the paint is dry
     
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