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A very common question that we get in the paint department is how to bring a second dimension to a piece that you want to transform. Now there are many products you can use to give a little “extra something” but a very common and simple technique is dry brushing. This method gives you a distressed look while bringing in multiple tones of color!
How do you dry brush?
- The base coat will be the color that will pop through, so you can either paint a solid layer of paint or leave the original paint as is.
- Take a chip brush with a very small amount of paint or stain to a piece of cardboard. You then want to off load most of the paint so that the brush is seemingly dry.
- Take small brush strokes to the piece to start – this is when you can decide if you should add more or less paint to your strokes.
- If you love the look of dry brushing you can always add a third color or you can distress the piece with sandpaper.
Check out our video to see the technique in action!