We make decisions all day. One query that is asked of any furniture painter is to distress your piece or not. Distressing is the process of purposely rubbing away some of the finish you have just created with Junk Gypsy™ Paint. When using chalk and clay paint, the huge benefit over this American-made furniture paint versus painting with a latex paint is the way it distresses. Junk Gypsy™ Paint can be distressed by using either sand paper or a wet distressing technique. Wet distressing is done by using a wrung out, damp towel to rub away the paint when it is dry but before it is fully cured.
Just a little distressing will give a clean, yet slightly rubbed look. Edges are a good place to start distressing.
For a heavier, more time worn look, distress deeper off the edges and into surface areas. Focus on areas that would naturally be worn over time, like near knobs and edges, or where a drawer would be open and closed multiple times over the years.
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