A few months ago I restored a gorgeous antique dresser and night stand, and in the process I did a written tutorial on how to fix a missing piece on your furniture. This is so common among old pieces where an appliqué is missing or a carving has fallen off over time. But more often than not, you’ll find the exact appliqué that was supposed to be on one side of the project, in tact on the other side. And I have a really simple and easy way of fixing that issue using resin casting.
Today is the official release date of our Metallic Powder line, so I wanted to s with you all a tutorial on how to apply the Metallic Powder. There are a thousand different ways you could go about applying VS Metallic Powder, but in this demonstration I wanted to show you how you could get a very subtle metallic effect. I’m using the lightest color of Metallic Powder: Snowflake, and a light color of paint (Sea Salt from our new line of paint coming June 2015). This creates a gorgeous halo effect that makes the piece look like it’s ging in the light! I love it!
Things you will need:
- Paint the color of your baseboard and the color of your walls.
- Small can of goof-off
- 5 cotton swabs per mistake
- Paper Towels
- Two small paint brushes
- Electrical/ Masking tape
Approx. Cost: $20.00
So Goof-off is a relatively easy fix for mistakes when your painting. Most of the time if you are using a light color on your walls it is not necessary, but in the case where you are using a very saturated dark color, you would need it.
Layout all of your supplies. I already had a tarp laid out for my other project (crown molding) so I used that, but I would recommend using a place mat or newspaper so you have some where to put your wet paintbrushes and supplies. Lay everything out next to the first mistake you will be covering.
Squirt a small amount of Goof-off onto a cotton swab.
Use the cotton swab to gently rub off the paint where you don’t want it. If you push too hard you will also take off the baseboard paint as well. It starts to look like a bigger mess than what you had to begin with, but don’t worry, it comes out looking much better. You’ll want to take off more than you need so your lines are clean.
Once you’ve rubbed off all the paint that you didn’t want, you can dry it off with a paper towel if necessary.
Use your electrical/masking tape to tape off the baseboard again.
Paint the walls with one of your touch up brushes.
Once it’s dry you can remove the masking tape.
Repeat the process, this time placing the masking tape on the wall and painting the baseboard.
And you’re done! You can use Goof-off on almost anything. You can even remove glue with it!