How To Glaze Your Painted Furniture For An Antique Look
Using glaze is a great way to add an antique, patina look to your project and bring out the fine details. Read this post to learn all about the newest Country Chic Paint product!
We know many of you have been asking about glazes and we’re so excited to tell you that we now have a beautiful line of furniture glaze available!
Country Chic’s furniture glaze gives any piece a beautiful aged look. It is eco-friendly, suitable for both indoor and outdoor projects and dries with a matte finish.
You can get the glaze in 4 different colors. There is Tiger’s Eye which is a warm mahogany brown tone, Smoky Quartz which is a rich, cool, chocolate brown, and Graphite which is a very dark grey that dries almost black. A clear glaze is also available, so that you can tint with any Country Chic Paint color to create your own custom glaze color!
All of our glazes are available in 16 oz pints and 4 oz sample jars. Country Chic furniture glaze is available at our retailers. Please make sure you call ahead for availability.
In this brand new video tutorial, we’ll show you our tips and tricks on how to apply Country Chic Paint’s new glazes to achieve a beautiful antique look. Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne creating a gorgeous glazed piece!
How To Glaze Your Painted Furniture For An Antique Look | Glazing Tutorial
Step 1) Paint your piece
Before using the glaze, be sure to paint your piece first. For this table, we’ve decided to go with Rocky Mountain.
Make sure you let the paint dry at least overnight before you glaze it so you know for sure it’s fully dried.
Step 2) Shake and stir your glaze
Before you open the jar, give it a good shake for about 1 minute. Then you can open the jar and stir it for another minute to make sure the ingredients are mixed well.
Step 3) Apply Glaze
Take your paint brush and apply glaze onto your piece. For this piece, we decided to use Graphite.
When applying the glaze, be sure to really push it into all the nooks and crannies, and anywhere else wear and tear would naturally occur. Apply it in small sections, as you want to make sure it stays workable so you can remove excess glaze later.
Step 4) Remove excess glaze
Immediately after applying your glaze, you’ll take a damp cloth and wipe away as much glaze as you want in order to create the look you’re after.
If you realize you’ve taken off too much of the glaze, you can simply go over it again with another coat of glaze and wipe it off again to build up your coverage in layers.
That’s all there is to it. Pretty simple isn’t it?
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