Glazing furniture is an art that we’ve captured in our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture. Along with providing information about every product needed to paint, glaze, and distress, we also provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for making your project a success, with particular detail provided on the glazing process.
When vintage furniture from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s is on it’s last leg and seen it’s better day, paint and glaze can help it take a big turn for the better.
Paint offers the hope of a new look, doing away the weary and worn finish. Glaze then brings the piece to life as it accents molding, detail, and the dents and dings that add to the character of the piece.
Then when the painted and glazed piece is distressed, even more detail and depth pop as the original wood tones contrast with the new look of paint and glaze.
Friends of Facelift Furniture, I’ve got a big idea brewing!
After 5 years of refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing, I’m considering teaching what I do to transform the look of weary old furniture. The half day course would walk through the process top to bottom. Hands on training would be on how to glaze, and create the signature look we provide.
I would love to know if you’re interested. Classes would be on Saturdays, with an afternoon option for those driving in from DFW, Houston, Austin or San Antonio. College Station is within 1.5 to 3 hours of each of those cities.
If you’re interested please comment, and I’ll provide more course formation soon!
For over 4 years, I’ve been refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing. My trusted collection of quality paint brushes have been with me most of that time.
Here’s what I’ve done to make them last. By following these steps, you can keep your paint brushes handy for multiple projects too:
Moisten the brush with water before applying paint. This will prevent paint from drying on the brush while it’s in use.
Between coats, apply a little water over the paint on the brush and wrap the brush tight in a plastic shopping bag. I’ve stored brushes up to a week this way. I also do this when taking a break from painting for more than 5 minutes. Any longer, and the paint can start to dry on the brush.
When done using the brush, soak in water with a little dish soap. Of course, you could go to the next step and wash your brush, but soaking in water works great if you’re not able to wash right away.
Wash the brush in water with dish soap, rinsing repeated until water that rings out is mostly clear.
Hang or lay flat to dry and then store in a spot you’ll remember for your next project.