Artificially aged furniture will be an excellent addition to the setting of any room, decorated in a stylish, rustic, natural style or a cheby-chic style. It is easy to grow old artificially, and for this there are several different techniques using different materials. You can choose only one of them or combine several to give the furniture a very old and worn look.
Select the piece of furniture that was covered with paint. Wipe it with a damp cloth to clean it.
Means for the cracking of paint
Cover all surfaces of the furniture with a cracking paint. Apply this tool with a paint brush, following the recommendations on the package with the product. Even before the product dries, cover the furniture with latex paint for interior work of the color that will contrast with the color of the old paint. As the paint will dry up, the cracking agent will help to appear cracks through which the old paint will shine through. So we read about other ways how to grow old wooden furniture with the help of paint.
An aged look can also be made with sandpaper. Start with medium-grain paper. Rub it with furniture in those places where it should have worn out during prolonged use: at corners and edges, and also on surfaces where people sit or lay their hands. Do not clean evenly over the entire surface. Certain places must be wiped harder than others. At the end, treat the same places with fine-grained sandpaper to smooth the edges of the transition.
Drive in some places on the nail. Then remove the nails. So you get “traces of a wormhole”. Also, these holes should not be placed evenly. Just make in one or two places a small set of them.
Cream for cleaning shoes
Apply a little black or brown shoe polish to an unnecessary cloth. Rub this cream on those places where there is carving or small parts. Then, with a clean cloth, wipe the furniture to remove excess cream. The shoe polishing cream will remain in the recesses and will look like perennial clusters of dirt.
Artificial aging can also be done with a soldering lamp. At short intervals, turn on the lamp so that the paint is melted and lost color when exposed to heat. Always move the soldering lamp, do not let it stay in one place, otherwise the tree can catch fire. Direct the flame along the edges or move back and forth over the surface. You do not need to process the whole thing, just add a few burnt places to achieve the desired effect.
If you chose this method, it is advisable to first learn how to operate a blowtorch or at least learn from someone who knows how to work with it. Be sure to wear a protective suit, because you must handle fire with care. And do work only outdoors or in a specially designed workshop.
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