Painted Furniture Tools and Materials
With a spare weekend and supplies such as these (available at hardware and art-supply stores), you can give a piece of furniture a whole new look.
1. Nylon-Polyester Brush, for applying latex paints and glazes.
2. #8 Line Brush, for creating fine lines, like those on the bureau drawers and top.
3. Artists's Oil Paints, for adding color and tint to glazes.
4. Latex Paint, for all base coats, and #8 Artist's Brush, for painting small, irregular shapes.
5. T Square, for connecting layout lines.
6. Cotton Rag, for applying and buffing paints and glazes.
7. Glaze, for making paint more translucent; use alkyd glaze for alkyd and oil paints, latex glaze for latex paints.
8. Natural-Bristle Brushes, for applying alkyd and oil paints and glazes
9. Horsehair Dragging Brush, for creating striated textures
10. Rottenstone, a limestone-based powder that turns glaze gray for an added patina
11. Wax,for giving glaze an added sheen.
12. Water-Soluble Colored Pencil, for drawing layout lines
13. Painter's Tape , for creating grid patterns on caned furniture.
14. Steel Wool, to distress paints and glazes (be sure it's detergent-free).