Antique Technique

Materials:

Unfinished piece of furniture (Like a bedside table, Aspelund, Natural)
oil-based primer
3 colours of Kalkie Craft Chalk Paint
Paint brush
Stencil
Small foam roller
Cheesecloth or Rag
Gloss Sealer

Steps:

  1. Cover an unfinished piece of furniture completely with an oil-based primer. Let dry.
  2. Apply the base coat of paint. Applying paint with a paintbrush gives your piece an aged look while using a foam roller creates a smoother finish. Let dry.
  3. Place the stencil in desired location, paint over it and use a damp rag to easily wipe extra paint off the base coat. Carefully remove the stencil.
  4. For the antique look, use our Dark Brown Chalk Paint. Mix with a little water. Stir thoroughly. Brush the mix generously across your piece. If you have a large piece of furniture, work in sections to avoid drying lines. Wipe the mix off right away using either a rag or cheesecloth. Cheesecloth gives you a smoother finish and a rag gives you a wiping effect. Continue applying and wiping it until you achieve your desired finish.
  5. Highlight all of the architectural features by taking the same Dark Brown and brushing it into the crevices of door or drawer fronts. Wipe off excess.
  6. To highlight the edges of your piece, take the brush with a little bit of Paint on the tip and running it along all of the edges at about a 45-degree angle, leaving a line.
  7. After your Paint dries, add a coat of Clear Gloss Kalkie Craft Sealer to protect the finish.