Advice 1: How to wear out the paint

Old age can also be beautiful. Proof of this are the interiors in retro style with time-blackened bronze candlesticks and shabby dressers. The art of creating these aged surfaces accessible not only to designers and decorators. Add the subject a dozen years in the home.
How to wear out the paint
You will need
  • - paint;
  • - brush;
  • cloth;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - a sponge;
  • - varnish for cracking.
Instruction
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In stores for artists are sold ready paint with antique effect. However, you can experiment with conventional compositions.
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To test the first method you will need a cotton fabric of white color (or any color but non-fading). Pour in a tray for paint any color latex paint in a thin layer. Crumple the cloth in her hand and lightly dip it in the paint. Press the fabric to the painted surface, but do not RUB. As a result, you will get an uneven layer of color. Leave it to dry, and then RUB the entire area with fine emery paper, enhancing the effect of peeling time colors. The finished layer will secure a suitable varnish (it is selected depending on the material that has been painted).
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The effect of the old silvering or gilding chipped you can get on brand new things with acrylic paint of two colors. The first layer is applied tightly, ukravit this is a roller. After the paint is completely dry in some areas surface applied gold or silver acrylic: dip it in the sponge and press it 5-10 times to paper-draft. When the trace of the sponge becomes easy and the prints will be visible the texture of the foam, with light patting movements "powder" base color.
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On wooden objects would be the best look half-worn white paint. As a rule, it goes well with the contrasting blue background. Use a hard brush rather large size of the bristles. The uneven edge of the bristles will be an added advantage. Type in the brush a little bit of paint, RUB it on draft. When the tool will be semi-dry and the slide will be impeded, go with a brush on wood, a few minutes Polish it with a dry cloth. Such strokes will look good on convex parts of the objects with which the paint is most quickly erased in their daily use.
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For more professional antiquity effect experiment with krakelyurnogo varnish. During a one-step craquelure on the subject to apply the base color, which will later be visible in the cracks. After drying, this layer must be covered krakelyurnogo varnish and wait for such an extent of drying in which the fingers will be free to come off from the surface of the object, but also to feel the humidity. This is followed by the layer of contrasting paint, which will crack.
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When you create a two-step crackle varnish is applied to the finished product and create a network of small cracks, which rubbed pastel or colored powder. Regardless of what kind of craquelure you prefer, apply the varnish in a single layer, without touching the brush to have covered the place. Together with the thickness of the layer will increase the size of the cracks. When all the cracks dry, aged subject of the top layer of finish paint to consolidate the effect.

Advice 2: As to age thing

Old antique things have a special beauty and charm, but "grandma's" furniture is not at all, and is a real "antique" is very expensive. There is a fairly simple way out of this situation — it is necessary to artificially wear out your furniture. It doesn't take a lot of time and effort, and buying the materials that you will need to work, not much hit on the wallet.
As to age thing
You will need
  • - emery emery cloth;
  • - the ground;
  • - acrylic paint;
  • - candle;
  • - varnish for cracking;
  • - metal brush.
Instruction
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For aging good things from wood, ceramics, brass, glass and wrought iron. Give a touch of antiquity of wooden furniture. Take the object, clean it from dust and sanded paint and varnish. Sandpaper is better to take large, it can help you work faster. Swipe all the debris from the surface and clean workplace, to particles of old paint will not stick to the new layers.
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Cover the thing with soil suitable mixture of PVA glue with white acrylic enamel. Allow the surface to dry. Then cover the piece of furniture brown acrylic paint. Apply two coats of this tool. Leave overnight so that the paint has well dried out.
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Paraffin or wax RUB all edges and corners of the product. Select the color of your future "antique" furniture. Looks good pale pink or ivory. Create your own color by mixing white paint with the color. A few drops added to the Bank, would be sufficient.
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Brown Foundation should completely disappear under layers of new paint, these layers can be from two to four. Don't forget to dry well each layer.
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Take the sandpaper with the grain to 800. Sanded the places that you rubbed the candle. Basic paint will wear away and expose brown. Satilite carefully to avoid "burrs". For greater reliability of work is uneven, somewhere power trowel is stronger in other areas do only a hint of fading.
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A soft brush clean the surface from dust. If you want to further decorate furniture, cut-out napkins floral patterns and stick on the selected place. Then cover the entire product matte varnish. This technique is called shabby chic.
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Try to age the furniture with the help of brushing. Treat the surface with a wire brush, it will remove the soft wood fibers and clearly distinguish its texture. Apply a layer of paint, the color it should be dark. Without waiting, when the medium dries, RUB it deep into the pores and cracks of wood. All the wood structure will be clearly visible. Varnish for finishing treatment can take a variety of effects – metallic, mother-of-pearl.
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Effectively things look aged crackle technique. Apply on furniture, new paint, and in a few minutes – tool to create cracks (craquelure). This can be a two-component varnish or paint. When you work with them be clear on the instructions, as the common recommendations for different funds.
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