How To Make An Antique Finish Furniture
Here’s what you got to do to transform an unfinished piece of furniture into a piece that looks antique. A piece of unpainted furniture can be bought for a low price and then turned into something that has age and gravitas.
- Start by deciding on the colour of the furniture. If you are going for a country look, then pick whatever is left over. Paint the piece using a regular brush. Move in downwards stroke, so there is less paint on the bottom. There is no requirement to paint every inch of the furniture. To give a feel of wear and tear leave gaps.
- Use medium-grit sandpaper to scuff the surface of the piece and give it an even more explicit worn look. If you don’t have sandpaper, then an abrasive pad made of synthetic fibres works equally well.
- If you are not using the sandpaper, then wipe the furniture right after it is painted. The paint should be slightly wet at this point. Rubbing it will give the piece a matted effect that enhances the aged look. You can let your imagination run wild at this point. Take your time to create the exact wear and tear you want with the rag.
- If you are using the furniture outdoors, add a layer of protection to it. Utilise a water-based spray finish which leaves a matte or satin look. Do not apply a high-gloss finish because that brings out a modern appearance which is the complete opposite of what is required. Satin is more apt for an antique look.
- One extra tip to age any piece is to add black paint at the bottom sections of the furniture to create a dark, old and water damaged impact.