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When you’re working on covering a section, feel free to paint against the grain or in a figure 8 pattern. {Yuk yuk.}. This post also contains affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase after clicking through, The Thinking Closet may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. The HomeRight  paint sprayer is my favorite. Also I wouldn’t mind it being a tad bit darker/aged looking would another coat of dark wax make it darker? Here is the important tip for distressing painted metal, use a damp cloth NOT sand paper. Since the paint doesn’t adhere to the Vaseline, it doesn’t take much work or pressure to remove it. © Michelle If you do work inside, be careful not to mop or steam your floors before the dust is all cleaned up because the paint is water-soluble, and you’ll end up with a chalky film on your floors. No lie. I am going to give you a super quick lesson on how to give painted metal a distressed look! How many cans did you use? So, if you want a little bit easier of a go at the distressing step, do it first. Again, it’s all about the specific look & vision one has in mind for their particular piece of furniture, but I really think you can’t screw these projects up, (unless you encounter paint/humidity/rotting wood, etc. Distressing with Chalk Paint®! Waxing is an important step. That’s a top tip I picked up from. Best of luck, Vanessa! Thanks Michelle. So, bring extra lamps into the workspace. If you love DIY metal projects you can click here to find more metal inspiration! Everything I have read about running into this issue with dark wax suggests that you either need to put some elbow grease into buffing it out with some more dark wax on top (though it may lift the original stain and make it blotchy) or even clear. I grabbed it right away. This is one of my tried and true painting tricks. The paint and primer sanded nicely on the raised areas and made quick work of the distressing. They are really thorough and helpful- answering questions i have while distressing and painting with ASCP! Thinking Closet veterans may remember a certain Black Distressed Table Makeover that we did a few years ago, so that our table would match our new chairs with that signature Pottery Barn look. I'd love to find one like that too! Just like your typical chalk paint in a can! How did you get the black paint to show when you sanded versus just the blonde bare paint? My first coat dried in under thirty minutes. When our “attack the tabletop” party was over, Mark also took the sander to those new grooves and divots we created to ensure they would be smooth to the touch after painting. Your brushes will last for years and years to come if you take good care of them now. You will start to see your furniture come to life! Just make sure your last coat of wax has had about 24 hours to dry. It’s a great way to get out any pent-up frustration. I decided my first project would be my grandparents old buffet. You’ll have no trouble at all using one can on an old dresser with plenty left over for future projects. I’m itching to paint the children’s picnic table in the garden!! I am just learning and will review this tutorial and its links many times. That’s the magic of Chalk Paint®, remember?. I’m featuring this post on our blog today :D. Hope okay? That paint is the best! So if you didn’t get it here goes. However, I tried both methods with this project (waxed first on the table, distressed first on the chairs), and I much preferred to distress first, then wax. In the past, I used odorless mineral spirits with success. Thank you ever so much for this beginners guide. Just continue painting coats until you have your desired coverage and then let your paint dry. That’s exactly right. The paint does need to be thinned down when using the sprayer but there are instructions included. Soon after, I went back in for coat #2! Basically, if you want a dark color to come through and your wood is blonde, you’ll need to stain the wood or do a layer of brown / black paint first. Then, decide if you want your final pass to go with the grain or if you want to embrace a more slap-dash look. My favorite part is not brush strokes. It sounds so much easier to do. beautiful makeover! So very kind of you! Your windmill really looks great on the shelf too! Though it felt so counter-intuitive to what I’ve always been taught! I’ve enjoyed both your beginner’s guides to chalk painting and distressing. Remove any removable elements like hardware, shelves, drawers. For those of you who are experienced Chalk Paint® users, well, then, I’d love for you to chime in with your own tips and tricks. So, use it sparingly and work with a lot of light so you can really see where the wax has been worked in and where it has not. Hopefully! And now, are you ready to see our aged and distressed table and chairs all gussied up and in their new glory? And I saw a small table painted Sydney Gray, it was to die for. Your step by step tutorial has helped me alot. If you don't have a raised design, sand the areas that would naturally distress with age like corners and random parts of the piece. Though I think I could probably learn some fab new tricks from you now!) It is my first project and I sadly didn’t realize I didn’t have to sand the whole thing (I could have been done with 2 dressers by now It’s amazing like that! (This was our favorite effect. Replies to my comments Best! Thank you for taking the time to put it together for the rest of the world. And I shared my tips and tricks with you all in the ever-popular post, The Beginner’s Guide to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. I am apparently super late to the thrill of using chalk paint on furniture! We just used a, sanding with a drill: This was actually something we had done before painting our table black, but the circular grooves from a. banging with a hammer (both ends), especially on the edges. It also distressed easily. This might win the award for the longest, most detailed comment I have ever received on a post…but I’m very grateful because I know your words of wisdom will help many a fellow reader! Add a second or third layer of wax on any tabletop. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for this project and found the paint layered incredibly well. You can check out my No-Mess Method to chair seat reupholstery HERE. I only wish I could be there in person to help you with it! Make sure your can of paint is good n’ mixed (you can set it upside down for a while, shake it up, use a wooden paint stirrer, or all three like I did). Once your base colour is dry, use a clean Chalk Paint® Brush to apply the second colour. Your email address will not be published. I’ve just recently started getting into refinishing and distressing furniture and I absolutely love it… It’s become one of my new obsessions, LoL!! A word of caution: be careful not to accidentally “distress” your fingers while banging around the metal tools. Can’t wait for you to sit at this table with us next month! {read more...}. Thanks so much, Suravi! You can also distress using a damp rag if you want to have a bit more control over the final look. But you could water it down significantly to get the wood grain to show through if that’s what you’re going for! 1 hour You inspired me so much with your recent table transformation. What do you recommend we do or use to cover the paint that is already on it? I’d like to try this on my kitchen cabinets (they are the typical oaky-orange builder grade cabinets from the mid ’90’s) and I would like to have the raise of the wood grain still show through. I love this challenge every month. !Well, I’m going to spoil the ending, and tell you right here, right now that I have now conquered distressing with Chalk Paint… Or do I just leave it as the white below and then when I go to distress it the wood below the white paint will come through? This is a popular technique for when you're layering colors, because you can use it to create a “natural” looking worn effect. The color is Linen White. Well, are you ready to summit Mount Distressed and turn this tale into your own reality? thank you for great advice, we will start straight away! Thank you Carolann. You may grab 1-2 photos, but do not crop out a watermark, and please provide a link back to this site and ascribe proper credit. We do not want the color it is to be the color that shows through after we distress it. A chalky look. This is what the shelf looked like when i purchased it at a garage sale about a month ago. Many people say they have used it on their kitchen and dining room tables without any problem at all; they just recommend that you only use a non-ammonia, non-bleach multipurpose cleaner on it. I just visited my local stockist this week and she suggested Paris Grey to me for Jonathan’s dresser… now after seeing it on your table I’m so excited to get it started. ","position":2,"name":"Use the HomeRight paint sprayer to add the...","url":"https:\/\/michellejdesigns.com\/how-to-give-painted-metal-a-distressed-look\/#mv_create_59_2"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Use the sanding block to sand the raised areas. My tabletop had a nice sheen to it, so I decided to leave it as is. I just bought a coffee table and want to chalk paint it and distress it some more. I am wondering if I can you Gesso or acrylic white to lighten the color. Don't subscribe Annie Sloan herself recommends applying at least one layer of wax first before distressing because the paint is very chalky and can produce a lot of dust when sanding. Wetting your sandpaper when distressing makes it much easier too! Thanks Toni! let your creativity splish, splash, & spill, When I popped open my first quart of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, I remember thinking, “I wonder if this can live up to the hype.”. hammering a large screw flat against the table with a block of wood as buffer. See more ideas about redo furniture, chalk paint, painted furniture. The color is too dark for what I want. White Primer Your email address will not be published. Thanks, Mom! You will apply it just the same as you would if you didn’t water down the paint. I know, I know. This is harder for me than sanding. I hope that I have stated that clearly enough for you to understand. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. Chalk paint is rather cheap, easy to use, and simple to clean after painting an item. It is definitely heavy and thick…maybe even moreso than latex paint. My favorite method? There are two different schools of thought of whether to wax before distressing (and after) or to distress first, then wax. It’s easier than applying a Polycrylic Protective Finish in my opinion. Finally, I feel like this table and chairs actually match our style. Materials Would you seal it with AS wax or something else more weather proof? I love all things farmhouse, vintage, etc. Step 9. I recommend dipping just the tip of your brush into the paint rather than dunking in the whole thing. Welcome! Prep and clean your furniture piece. You’ve got things to do and furniture to refinish. Chalk Paint® is thicker than what you might be used to with latex or acrylic paint and the Annie Sloan brushes are quite dense. Just wanted to say hi, and thainks so much!! Things to consider when choosing the proper space: Step 4. The second coat was my final coat for both the table and set of six chairs (which is pretty astounding considering the very light Paris Grey was atop black). After painting, wipe off the areas where you added vaseline. We just bought one but the metal is painted. Print I owe my obsession with this paint to you and your example. For my shelf with a raised design I just had to sand over the raised areas to remove the paint from those spots. Apply your Annie Sloan Soft Wax to seal the paint. Dear reader, does the thought of distressing make you a little nervous?It did for me! Master Bedroom Renovation Part 1: The Before and the PLAN. If your project doesn’t have a raised pattern sand the parts that would chip naturally over time such as the corners and just random areas on the surface. It's a perfect place for your cute half fan (that I still want btw :) ). Goin’ against the grain for a more textured finish. Instant white-washing! Unless otherwise stated, all words and photos on this blog are my own and are copyrighted by The Thinking Closet. hammering the pointed tip of a nail or screw into the table in small clusters to create effect of wormholes. HomeRight Paint Sprayer Annie Sloan products are sold through retailers (or “stockists”) in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. And you remove any extra.) Hi Ann! The paint and primer sanded nicely on the raised areas and made quick work of the distressing. Add a clear coat to seal the piece if you think it needs it. When you distress painted furniture you want to keep in mind the natural wear and tear of a piece and work with that in mind. My very first project, a glass vase. Where near us can I buy Annie Sloan products? I don’t want the cabinets to look like laminate, or plastic looking, when finished. Using chalk paint on metal is as simple as it is on wood. If you remove too much paint in a spot, it’s easy to … You really can’t mess this up. YOUR FINISHED SHELF LOOKS AMAZING. I will also be reading this tutorial again when I start my dining room chairs… your distressing looks so natural! Category: Crafts Apply your base colour using a Chalk Paint® Brush, moving the brush in every direction to create texture. (it does not matter the unit of measure- just keep this ratio the same) But after doing a little experimenting on the inside of a table leg, I was sanding up a storm! Laur! And the DIYers painted happily ever after. The typical recommendation is to apply a clear coat of shellac (1 or 2 layers) with a cloth pad to seal the piece, then start again with your white paint, skipping the distressing step this time (which I realize may be a bummer, but you don’t want that yellow to poke through). If you like the look of your finish as is, great – – you’re done! Whad’ya know, the so-called fairy tale turned out to be a true story. This is vital for the waxing step. I have used chalk paint in turquoise . I wanted to do a two-color, distressed finish with chalk paint on the base to create some interest. This will get loud.). Apply your first coat of Chalk Paint®. If you are a crafty person like me then take a look around. Thanks in advance. Use aging techniques to add character to your furniture piece. My heart skips a beat for all things creative, be it crafting, DIY-ing, Bible Journaling, or creating punny Halloween costumes! / On another topic- do you have experience in using ASCP for outdoor furniture? Antiquing metal is a relatively easy endeavor that can be accomplished in an afternoon depending on the size of the piece. If wanting to distress, make sure you do it where usage would naturally show, such as handles and corners. You were able to answer quite a few questions I had swirling in my head. When the paint sits over a slick surface, like metal or glass, it will need to sit on extra long before you add a second coat, so that it has time to really adhere to the surface. That’s it! This is my dining room table and chairs. Simply take your wet rag and rub on your edges, if paint is fresh (within a week or two), it will just wipe right off. This looks amazing! If you don’t want to sand  you can add a dark wax or to dry brush a darker paint over the top in the places you want it to look distressed. Step 10. Yes, I thought the candle lighting helped show some of the sheen that is harder to capture in photographs. I have added some affiliate links for your convenience. So, they seemed like the perfect candidates for our first foray into distressing with Chalk Paint®. If you find the paint to be thicker than your liking, you can dilute it with some water. 4. To begin the process of chalk painting on metal, I will water down my paint if I need to. Really. Use the sanding block to sand the raised areas. Though your anxiety will quickly vanish when you see how easy it is to work with this paint! I love your clock! ), If you have a brand new bristle brush that you’re working with, take the extra minute to condition it (. ","about":"Home Decor","image":["https:\/\/michellejdesigns.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/06\/DIY-Farmhouse-Half-Windmill-www.michellejdesigns.com-26-1-480x480.png","https:\/\/michellejdesigns.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/06\/DIY-Farmhouse-Half-Windmill-www.michellejdesigns.com-26-1-480x360.png","https:\/\/michellejdesigns.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/06\/DIY-Farmhouse-Half-Windmill-www.michellejdesigns.com-26-1-720x405.png","https:\/\/michellejdesigns.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/06\/DIY-Farmhouse-Half-Windmill-www.michellejdesigns.com-26-1-735x490.png"],"performTime":"PT4H","totalTime":"PT4H","tool":["HomeRight Paint Sprayer"],"supply":["White Primer","Rustoleum Chalked Paint","Sanding block"],"step":[{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Use a white spray primer or a primer you can put through the paint sprayer and give the shelf a couple of coats. And I got to experience the magic of working with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan for myself when I transformed our Hot Drinks Station table into a bright and beautiful, Provence-painted wonder. When chalk painting metal items, you don’t need to do any distressing with sandpaper prior to painting…just clean it really well and you are ready to start painting! Either one will look distressed and super cool! Thank you so much for your tips! This metal shelf that I got at a garage sale is one of my new favorites and I created its new look for the June Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Choose and prepare an ideal workspace. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a57aa8683ff2c0c9959eb7a4f156072a" );document.getElementById("b53dbd2e40").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. And yes, due to the high heat and humidity here in Orlando, FL, we did indeed sand indoors–in our living room–atop a large square of butcher paper. Is there a piece of wood or inside of the cabinet you could do a test run on? I see some of your nodding your heads out there, and that makes me all sorts of giddy. This is sort of the dilemma I faced with my first distressing project. I have a hunch that though they’ll be your first, they’ll not be your last Annie Sloan projects…. Then, I put down my brush, grabbed a soft, lint-free cloth (a microfiber cloth, piece of cheesecloth, or t-shirt will do), and wiped in the direction of the grain to further massage that wax into the piece and remove any excess. Just put a little bit on a paper towel like you were cleaning them again, and buff out the edges. MIX WITH WATER: A tip when painting metal or anything super smooth with Chalk Paint®. So, if you had 1 cup of paint- you could add UP TO 1/4 cup of water. It just needs to be able to adhere to the metal. ","position":4,"name":"Add a clear coat to seal the piece...","url":"https:\/\/michellejdesigns.com\/how-to-give-painted-metal-a-distressed-look\/#mv_create_59_4"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Enjoy!","position":5,"name":"Enjoy! Difficulty Be sure to dust off your sandy pieces with a dry brush or rag before moving on to the next step. According to the Annie Sloan Unfolded F.A.Q., a piece will take about 30 days to cure in its entirety, but you should be able to use it gently within 24 hours. There are two ways I like to distress, one is called wet distressing, where you use a wet rag, but the paint is dry. And yes, I’m excited for you to use this paint for those tent house pieces. The great thing about chalk paint is that there isn’t a huge learning curve or a […] Hope you are well? If you do the same, just be sure to lay the lid back on the can after dipping in your brush. Seriously, it’s so easy. Take a damp cloth and rub over the areas you want distressed just as you would sand paper. You can read my full disclosure here. I am going to paint it with Annie Sloan white chalkpaint but am wondering if I need to first paint it in a dark paint so that when I distress it a wood/dark colour comes through? How to distress furniture is one of the easiest furniture painting techniques there is.Distressing paint on furniture is also probably one of the most commonly used technique as well. You are encouraging and reassuring. . $10 Here’s a tip that will give you a great distressed finish every time when using chalk paint: Only use one coat of paint. Keep moving the steel wool back and forth. Dear reader, does the thought of distressing make you a little nervous? It needed just one coat of the paint and I used my sprayer for that too. I just recommend keeping your marks pretty random, and not in any pattern. It gave me a little more to grip. The wax seals and protects your piece, and although it comes out of the can super soft, like Crisco, it will harden when it dries within 24 hours or less. Is there anything I can try to do? I'm a little late getting here to check out your project but WOW what a huge difference. It’s just a bit chalkier and dustier when distressing first before waxing (but perhaps easier to remove). I just took some 120 grit, lightly hit the edges and anywhere else I applied the Vaseline and the paint started chipping away. Keep reading for all of the fabulous details. After you have a small amount of clear finishing wax on your steel wool, take your steel wool to the raised edges of your project and start to lightly rub away the paint. I have used many different paints on metal then distressed so the answer is yes. I am rather late to the game of chalk painting, but I surely love it. This is normal. Blog by Moonsteam Design. I had some white primer in a can so I used my HomeRight paint sprayer to add it. Watch her do her magic right here … Distress before waxing for greatest flexibility. Thank you for posting. Thanks. You’re makin’ me blush! STEP 1: Prepare your work area. How to Distress Paint on Your Metal Bar Stools. I’m going to try this with a few pieces of furniture. And I’m eager to share my tips, tricks, and lessons learned along the way in an effort to make your distressing journey as de-stressed as possible. Welcome! You could also use a white spray primer in a can if you have it. You can buy A.S.C.P. What do you think? 3 soft, lint-free rags (microfiber, cheesecloth, or a t-shirt with seams cut out will work). Ok they are asking again for question. Room Makeovers. Your tutorial here is very well put together though and is making me want to venture into the world of chalk paint. View light: working in natural light is ideal…although, many painting projects will likely last into the night. Though I had conquered my first Chalk Paint® project, there remained a mountain on the horizon I had yet to summit. Or better yet, the lack of cost compared to most other methods. Under no circumstances, should the text of this blog or multiple photos be copied and re-posted elsewhere unless you have permission from me to do so. GREAT JOB! I’m getting ready to chalk paint for the first time . Now I am trying to distress it and it seems to not be showing up very well because of the original wood color underneath it. Paint brush Paper towels (a few dry and a few damp) If you want a similar distressed look, definitely use clay or chalky paint. Don’t worry, Alex, I learn as I go too! Yes! I sprayed on two coats to give it a good base. I am Michelle and I love to create. That shelf is beautiful! If this is your first rodeo, I recommend watching several YouTube videos to get the sense of the waxing technique (like this one by The Purple Painted Lady and this one by Locksley Lane). However, when distressing with chalk paint, you want to make your piece look old before you start painting. Arguably the best reason to use white chalk paint on mirror frames (or any items where you want to accentuate a distressed or vintage look) is the cost. You can sand away to reveal a different color underneath, or do a dry brushing technique to layer a new color atop a base. Not near a stockist? issues!!) I only used just a little over half of my quart…and that covered 7 pieces (a table and six chairs) with two coats of paint each. I prefer to work straight from the can rather than wasting paint by transferring it to and from a container. It’s my childhood dresser that is currently painted white. A tip that I learned that has been very helpful for me & my projects is the use of the dark/antique wax BEFORE applying the final matte clear wax…I know most ppl recommend applying a coat of clear wax first, then do a coat of the antique wax – but I found that I liked the richer depth that the dark wax provides as a first coat, rather than the 2nd…I also read a tip on another tutorial that said the same look can be achieved using a regular liquid/gel wood stain – but rather than cover the whole piece in stain – you only focus on the areas where the wood grain is showing & apply a thin layer of stain using a Q-tip or Craft swab, let sit & soak in for 5 mins, then gently wipe/buff with a soft, lint-free cloth… I actually ran out of my antique wax when working on a smaller end stand, so I decided to try this technique and it actually worked really well!! I haven’t tried AS but I have just painted my old dresser with Valspar Antique white paint. 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