How to Make Over Black Furniture to Look Rustic and Aged
If you have a piece of black-painted furniture and want to make it look more rustic and aged, you can use a technique called distressing. There are several ways to distress your black furniture. Some of these methods include using a crackle medium, sandpaper, and a wooden block. Just the Woods and Salvaged Inspiration have great tips for distressing furniture. Here are some of the most common techniques.
Distressing black-painted furniture
If you’re tired of the shiny black finish, you can give your furniture a distressed look by using milk paint on it. Milk paint flakes off and is chipped off on its own. Here are some pictures of this before and after effect. One advantage of milk paint is that it’s not toxic and sands beautifully. However, this method requires a lot of time, patience, and patience.
Using crackle medium
Using a crackle medium is a great way to give painted surfaces a worn and aged appearance. This medium can be mixed with paint for a fun fissured look, and it can add character to painted surfaces. If you’re painting a large piece of furniture, such as a table or dresser, you can use this technique under the top coat. After it has dried, you can add a sealant or further layers of crackle paint to get a more natural look.
Using a wooden block
Creating a distressed look is very easy. Simply take a wooden block and apply some paint to the wood. You should make it rough and slightly rougher than the furniture. Once it is dry, blot it down with some paper. This way, there are no globs of paint left behind. The process is very easy and fun. The result is exactly what I was looking for.
Using a sanding technique
If you want to give your black furniture a distressed look, you can use a wet distressing technique. The idea is to use a damp cloth and apply a layer of stain before distressing the surface. After the stain dries, lightly sand the surface. Apply another coat of paint over the Vaseline. Once the Vaseline dries, apply the final color.
Using a haphazard painting technique
If you’re looking to create a rustic feel with black furniture, consider using a haphazard painting technique to create a distressed look. The paint used in this technique is a natural pigment, so the colors will fade over time, making it look weathered. Milk paint is the most popular choice for distressed looks, but it can also be applied over bright white furniture to make it look even more rustic. Milk paint is known to chip and flake and you can’t control this process. However, this is one of the benefits of distressing.