Additional Decorating Ideas/Applications
How To Apply: Apply an acrylic paint basecoat color of your choice. Let Dry. Brush on one even coat of Americana Weathered Wood – do not over stroke. Let Dry. Apply contrasting top coat of acrylic paint over Americana Weathered Wood. Missed areas may be touched up immediately.
When using Weathered Wood, the thickness of the top coat will directly affect the size of the crackled finish. The heavier the top coat, the larger the cracks.
Apply the top coat by dabbing with a sponge for small cracks that go in all directions.
You can antique, shade or paint over the dry, crackled surface before sealing or seal the piece with a light coat of matte spray and then antique, shade or paint on the sealed surface. The final seal should be quite heavy.
For dramatic results, use a black top coat over a Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold (DA71) basecoat.
Use Weathered Wood on new furniture and accessories to make them into instant antiques.
- Royal Metallics and Dazzling Metallics colors will not crack when used as the top coat, but they make a great basecoat.
- Weathered Wood is not recommended for pieces that will be exposed to weather or water.
- Brush across for horizontal cracks, up and down for vertical cracks.