Question by  DanB (15)

What do I need to recreate antique glazing?


Answer by  enlightened (206)

Pretty easy DIY! Clean and sand the wood first to get a dull finish - use some steel wool to buff the shiny spots. Apply a base coat of enamel and allow to dry. Then use the Antiquing Glaze with a brush one surface at a time. Allow to dry.

Reply by boonjax (205):
Thanks for the great instructions. I'd like to add that you can use some textured glazes too for a great look using a cheesecloth, crumpled newspaper, plastic wrap, a sponge, etc. You should also use a high gloss varnish to preserve the finish and make it more durable.  add a comment

Answer by  busyfingers (239)

I used a ready made Antique kit on my wooden furniture. It's really easy to use and doesn't take much time. The kit had a base enamel and glaze (I used coordinated glaze, but you can also try contrast glaze). Get it at your local hardware/paint shop.

Reply by addicted (186):
I got it at the local store and was pleasantly surprised by the number of colors and combinations they had - took me a while to settle on the final color!  add a comment

Answer by  Hank81527 (76)

Sand the object well. Choose a off white color for the base coat of paint. Apply 2 coats. Sand the coats the primer after each coating. Apply a clear vinyl coat and sand it. Use a T-shirt to apply an oil based wood stain. For darker areas, use more stain. Wipe off areas where you want a lighter contrast.


Answer by  mrsmyers (474)

You would glaze it by first sanding the santique and buffing it out. Then when that is done you can put some enamel on it and with the glaze you bought apply!


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, to recreate this effect, all you simply need is antique glazing. You can purchase this online or at any home hardware store.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Antique Glazing is achieved by the worn appearance of furniture. Either by sanding or carving you can make to wood appear older. Let wax stand to get a patina look.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

You will need paint and a glazing base. Mix them together and apply onto the surface. That will actually be sufficient to create the antique glazing. Now a days, you can purchase the antique glazing directly from Home Depot so it shouldn't be much of a problem to paint it on to the surface.

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