How to Create a Chippy Paint Look

Want your next wood or metal paint project to look old?

You need:
- Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
-Two or more colors of spray paint
- Acrylic craft paint
-Spackle knife
-Scissors
-Walnut stain
-Baby oil

I am going to show you this technique on an old window that I will make
 into a daily message board.
Clean and prime the window area.
Apply the petroleum jelly where you want your wood or
 original finish to show through.
Then spray paint your first color of paint for the next "underneath" color.
Not the final color.
Once the spray paint is dry apply petroleum jelly in areas where
 this color will show through.
Then spray with your final coat color.
While the paint dries you can take an acrylic accent color
on a small craft brush and flip it.
(excuse the mess in the background)
This gives a little splashed paint look.
Let all the paint dry completely.
Use a Spackle knife to scrape off the petroleum jelly.
Wipe knife with towel as you go.
Then wipe the whole piece off with paper towels or an old t-shirt.
Scissors and a hand sander are great tools to get the edges worn.
If your wood underneath is new, you may want to add some walnut color stain to the exposed wood and then wipe it off. Rubbing stain on the whole thing and wiping it with a t-shirt will give it even more age, sort of a glazing idea. If you are doing a large piece of furniture - keep baby oil near by in case your stain doesn't want to thin out well or spread around. Dab baby oil on your t-shirt/rag and rub where the stain is too dark or absorbed into the paint or wood too much. This will blend the stain.
This Post will show you that step.
Now I just have to finish the message board.
I will need a place to store chalk.
I picked up some metal napkin holders on clearance at Target.
With a couple of 1 inch screws I attached it to the window frame.
Drop in a tapered shot glass and fill it with chalk.
Check out the chippy details...
An old window that looks even older.

You can view my Salvaged Frame post HERE to see more chippy paint.
For another way to "antique" your projects View This Post.

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