Hey Patty! You were helping me with the Caromal paints sometime ago, and I was hoping to ask for one more piece of advice. I finally started my kitchen project this past weekend. I added some case molding to the cabinet doors to give it some more areas to distress (see photo attached)
Do you happen to have any photos of a project you did where it shows where the “wear” is on the flat panels?? I did a test of the molding, and it’s quite nice. I just don’t know if I should add any distress to those flat panels. I want it to look realistic …
I wish you were in LA. I’d love to hire you for my yucky bathroom. The stone affects you do are A-MAZING! Anyway, off to order more Caromal, and I will definitely use your code so you get the credit. Thanks! kym
… So you’re in process of painting yours cabs, and – very cool I might add – you added trimwork to the door panels – love that! Distressing the flat surfaces depends on HOW you lay your first color-
Did you smoosh it on – ie) thicker application, where you have some textured areas? Or did you pretty much brush a smooth enough application on that first color?
Go back to this post to see the difference – https://fabulousfinishes.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/4-on-1-caromal-colours-chipping-creme-smooth-textured/
If you apply color #1 with texture (ie smooshing) then you’d get more of a distressing on the flats like box number 2 above. Like this furniture-
If you brush your first color on pretty even and smoother, then your distressing on the flats will be more like box #1 above, or like this
You’re so thorough! Thanks so much, Patty! I did not “smoosh” because I didn’t want to the rough texture, and I didn’t end up using the chipping cream. I used Paprika as the base and Putty as the top color. As you can see, the original color was a pickled white, so I’m picking up some of that along with sanding it down to the wood-
I’m not a 100% sure about the cabinet frames yet- I can’t decide if I should keep them less distressed than the doors. The one thing I learned is to watch for weird stopping points with the brush (like in the large, close-up photo above).
Oh the thoughts and thoughts and plans and plans!
I will send more pictures to you as I go. It’s actually been a really fun job for me to conquer. You’re the best!
Wow….. look at the difference, already, that those cabinet doors make –
I can’t wait to see the whole kitchen complete!
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