Today I'd like to share a painting technique I used on the coat rack for my bedroom.
Supplies you'll need are:
To start paint on your base color.
I used a satin black.
Allow the paint to dry completely before moving to the next step.
Now for the fun part - - the scraping.
First brush on a light coat of your top color, like this . . .
Then taking your puddy knife or paint scraper, scrap off the paint and wipe it off on a rag.
Scrap, wipe, scrap, wipe.
I did find that the paint scraper works much better than the puddy knife. But be careful not to push down too hard or you will take off the base color.
After the first coat is scraped off, it should look something like this.
Continue adding layers of paint and scraping them off.
After two coats it's looking better.
And after three coats I liked the look and stopped adding anymore layers.
Here is a close up - - mmmm, pretty!
To lighten up any dark spots, just dry brush on a little of the top coat.
Once your done painting, allow it to dry for a couple hours then give the edges a light sanding to bring out the base coat a little more.
A very easy, fabulous look.
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