Getting That Antique Look




Have you ever wanted to get that Antique look on your wooden projects.

The easiest way to do that is to use Mineral Spirits and elbow grease.

The cause of this was that we used some old varnish on the picture frame from last month and it never quite dried.  It always had a tacky look to it and seemed like it was never going to look good.  Sandpaper made scratch marks and stronger chemicals would have stripped the paint off entirely.

Using some old rags and some mineral spirits I was able to remove little bits at a time and get a really good "antique" look.  The mineral spirits aren't strong enough to make a huge mess but rather make things look weathered.

You can see the work progress in the photos.



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    3 Discussions

    Thanks for sharing these easy steps to make something plain into something beautiful and different. The festive period is coming and I intend to change the theme or décor in my house. Buying new furniture is definitely not worth it as we will most likely change everything again next year and the year after that. This antique brushing technique is really suitable for what I am looking for. I can use this process for my wooden furniture to create an entirely new antique concept for my entire house.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Would Mineral Turpentine or Methylated Spirits work?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Mineral Spirit = White Spirit for English speaking readers...