Can you make antiquing glaze?

Using black paint, a glazing medium and a few drops of water, you can create a dark, antique glaze giving your furniture character and depth.

What does antique glaze do?

Antiquing glaze sets quickly, and the surfaces you glaze first will retain more color than the ones you glaze later. Working on one surface at a time, apply glaze to moldings, carvings, and decorated areas, and then to flat areas. On large surfaces, the glaze can be applied in several stages, if necessary.

What does glaze do on furniture?

Glazing is a great way to add extra depth to a furniture finish, as well as tone down the brightness of a color. With Fusion’s Clear Glaze, you can mix in any color of paint you like and create a custom glaze to go with your base paint color!

Can I put polyurethane over antiquing glaze?

Yes! Yes, you can and even over polyurethane too! Learn how to enhance chalk paint with a tinted paint glaze.

Can you put a glaze over paint?

To tint, combine glazing medium with your paint (either latex or acrylic). A low-luster or semigloss latex or acrylic paint will seal the surface well and allow you to manipulate the glaze and keep a wet edge. Avoid using a flat latex base coat. You apply glaze just as you would apply paint, with a brush or roller.

What does adding glaze do to paint?

Glaze is added to paint to extend the drying time — which gives you more time to work with your glaze to create the look you want. Water-based glazes and paints are the easiest to work with and to clean up.

Do you have to seal glazed furniture?

Apply at least two coats of water-based poly in order to protect your surface. You may or may not choose to do this depending on the piece you are glazing, but I highly recommend sealing it if it is going to get lots of wear and tear.

Can you put clear glaze over paint?

1. Glazing works best on semi-gloss or low-luster acrylic or latex paint surfaces. Flat paints do not take glaze well, so avoid the flat paints! There are many different glazes available on the market that you can take advantage of, or you can mix your own glazes.

What does glaze do for paint?

A glaze is a thin transparent or semi-transparent layer on a painting which modifies the appearance of the underlying paint layer. Glazes can change the chroma, value, hue and texture of a surface. Glazes consist of a great amount of binding medium in relation to a very small amount of pigment.

Does glaze need a top coat?

ANSWER: Yes! GF recommends sealing Glaze Effects with High Performance Top Coat. Even though General Finishes Milk Paint does not require a top coat for light to medium wear, once Glaze Effects is added GF recommends sealing the piece with High Performance.

How to make an antiquing glaze for furniture?

There are 4 primary ways to create an antiquing glaze for furniture or cabinets: Buy a pre-made glaze in a dark brown Mix clear glaze with a shade of brown paint Combine brown paint and water as a wash

What’s the difference between antiquing glaze and wax?

Technically, the wax based antiquing process isn’t considered a glaze. Instead, just another way to get the same effect. Waxes are a little harder to apply, but can be layered. They take some effort to work them into the surfaces.

What kind of paint do you use to glaze furniture?

You won’t need more than a quart, unless you have an entire house full of furniture to glaze I wanted a dark brown glaze, so I used a mixture of black and brown latex paint that we had leftover. You’ll mix 4 parts glaze with 1 part paint. This isn’t an exact science. Do like Rachel Ray and just dump some in.

Can you use antiquing glaze over polyurethane?

A secondary benefit to a wax is it acts as a protective coating providing scratch and water resistance. What is AMAZING about using an antiquing wax is it can be used over just about any surface – even polyurethane! Now that you know SO MUCH about glazing and the differences in each type you probably want to see some projects!