Scuff the entire piece of furniture with 120-grit sandpaper. While it is not necessary to sand through the entire finish, you must dull the sheen of the old finish.
Coat the entire piece once using a clean, coarse brush. Allow the paint to dry according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
Scuff the entire piece again with 120grit sandpaper. Sanding through the corners and profile edges adds a distressed feel to the project.
Apply a second coat of paint, and allow it time to dry.
Scuff the entire piece again with 120-grit sandpaper. Scuff the piece once more using 220-grit sandpaper.
Spray the entire piece evenly with a low sheen aerosol lacquer.
Things You Will Need
- Black paint
- Clean, coarse, used paint brush
- 120- and 220-grit sandpaper
- Low sheen aerosol lacquer
- One way to add an authentic texture is to apply a clear crackle finish between the top coat of paint and the clear lacquer finish.