So the question of the day is Are YOU a Dirty Glazer? Or are you a Clean Glazer?
Of course by Glazer I am talking about the way that you glaze furniture.
I am hands down a dirty glazer. My glaze is usually really heavy and not perfectly even. Here is what I am talking about:
You might remember last Look What I Found Friday I showed you this oversized nightstand that I got for cheapola.
Its going in my bedroom and just because of the feel that the room is taking, a dirty glaze wouldn’t have fit in the way I wanted it to. So I decided to “Clean” glaze it.
After I painted it Krylon Gloss White I mixed a light gray glaze with Decoart’s Glazing Medium and their Slate Gray acrylic paint. Normally I don’t use the smaller sized mediums cause if you are dong a large piece it can get expensive but because I didn’t need much it worked out perfectly!!
Start by using a chip brush (you can get them anywhere for about $1.00) and paint on your glaze, making sure you work it really well in all the little cracks and corners.
Then take a damp rag and wipe it off. Not all of it mind you. Just so that it looks like this:
Then you are going to take a CLEAN DRY chip brush and in a circular motion work the brush into all of the places where the glaze is.
This is what it looks like after you have worked it all around.
Then you are going to wipe it with a clean damp cloth so that it looks well blended with no distinct lines.
You can clean it up as many times as you want until it is nice and light.
Here is a comparison between a Dirty glaze and a Clean one:
So awesome right? You can see my dirty glazing technique here!
So the question of the day again…
How do you like to glaze?