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How to Make Furniture Look Rustic With Paint

If you’re wondering how to make furniture look rustic with paint, you’ve come to the right place! This article will show you the basics of distressing furniture, using chalk paint, and adding floral details to your furniture. Once you have those down pat, you can experiment with distressing techniques to give your furniture the old farmhouse look you’re after. There are several techniques you can try, but these tips should get you started.

Distressed furniture

In order to get a rustic, old-fashioned look with your new paint job, consider painting your furniture with distressing techniques. Distressing adds an old-fashioned look to the piece, reminiscent of farmhouse decor. If you want a two-color distressed look, you will need a base coat of paint and another layer of paint. Sanding the piece will reveal the first color. You can use 220-grit sandpaper to sand the distressed areas. If you want a single-color distressed look, you can use a chalk type of paint or a Jolie Matte Finish Paint.

Painted floral details

There are many ways to add beautiful floral touches to your furniture, but one of the easiest is by using Mod Podge. Applying this glue to the furniture’s exposed areas will help the floral fabric glide through the Mod Podge. Then, apply floral tissue. Once the glue is dry, simply peel off the cling wrap and let the floral tissue dry. Repeat this step for other furniture.

Chalk paint

To start, clean your furniture thoroughly and take off any dust or dirt. Repair any damaged parts of the furniture if necessary. Some people choose to lightly sand the surface of the furniture before applying the paint. This is unnecessary, as the paint dries quickly. If you want to get started right away, you can skip this step. It is important to mix the paint properly to prevent it from drying out.

Sanding sponges

Sanding sponges are foamy textured blocks used for sanding, and they are used just like sandpaper but are more uniform and easier to use. Some are dampened for wet sanding, while others can be used dry. If you plan on painting your furniture, you should consider buying a quality sanding sponge, since you will be using it on several surfaces. Sponges are also more environmentally friendly than sandpaper since they can be washed and reused.

Sanding block

Using a sanding block to create a distressed finish on your furniture is a great way to add character to the piece without sanding it down. You can also use this tool to get the rough edges of your piece back to their original finish. This will also give it a rustic look. To get started, you’ll need to clean your furniture and make sure that it is completely dry. Afterward, use a sanding block with 150-grit sandpaper to remove any sheen that will make it harder for the paint to adhere to the surface.

Flat latex paint

When painting furniture, you can create a distressed look with flat latex paint. To achieve this look, you can use a flat paintbrush, dixie belle moonshine silver bullet, or flexible sandpaper and apply it to the surface in a back-and-forth motion. You can also use a glaze to distress fake wood furniture. The glaze can be applied over a slightly wet coat of paint.

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