Intro: How to Glaze Painted Furniture
Using glaze is a great way to add an antique, patina look to your project and bring out the fine details.
In this tutorial we'll show you how to use our new glaze on your piece. If you'd rather watch a video, we also have a video tutorial available in the very last step!
All of the products used in this tutorial can be found on our website, www.countrychicpaint.com.
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?
There are 3 different colors of pre-tinted glaze, as well as a clear, tintable glaze, so experiment with other paint colors as well!
Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne creating a gorgeous glazed piece!