I don’t know about you but I love the look of a weathered piece of furniture! It gives the piece so much character and a story. You never know with a weathered piece... was it around 200 years ago? Has it been repainted over and over again? Is it a newer piece made to look old? You just never can tell! (Who doesn’t love a little mystery?) Today we’re going to create a weathered look using Fusion Mineral Paint Fresco (and no, this post is NOT sponsored, we just really love Fresco!)
Fresco is actually a texturing agent that allows you to create multiple finishes. Its really easy to use and it kinda looks like pancake mix (sorry to anyone who is hungry and is now thinking about pancakes, my bad, you can make some as soon as your done reading)
Mix your Fresco and paint with a whisk (yes, a whisk) but remember we want a weathered look so a somewhat lumpy mixture is ok!
*Pro tip- I wouldn't use my beautiful Staalmeester brush with Fresco, instead I use a 2 inch workshop brush.
Once the Fresco is mixed we are going to apply the mixture all over our piece. Remember this is going to be our first coat and we are going to paint over the Fresco in our second coat.
After the Fresco is applied wait about ten minutes and go back with your brush and pat down the clumps. After the clumps are patted down let the piece dry completely.
Now it's time for your second coat! Pick out your favorite color of Fusion Mineral Paint and apply your second coat over the Fresco! Once the paint has dried sand down your piece. Fresco dries hard, so sand over the lumps. Remember the more you distress, the more weathered the piece looks.
Once your piece is finished, put it on display! (And just for fun tell your friends that the piece has been passed down for generations and generations!)
Here's a sneak peak of our piece! Stay tuned for the big reveal!
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Meet the Author(S)
Hi Everyone! Nice to meet you! I'm Alexa, one of the owners of Flipping Stones! Join my wonderful business partners, Gabriel, Marco and I as we explore everything DIY from Flipping Furniture to Handmade Jewelry and even to Gabe and Marco's Flea Market Flip adventures! I'm so excited for you to take this journey with us!