UPDATE: I have had a LOT of questions about glazing furniture, so I have added a GLAZING FAQ post to help with those questions! 1/4/2012
To make it easier to glaze, I have put all of my glazing videos below to demonstrate the glazing techniques! If you prefer glazing instructions in print, scroll down past the videos. 1/4/2012
Step 1. Prime the furniture. 99% of the time I do NOT sand it. I usually WANT the nicks and cracks and deformities…I think they add character. I use spray KILZ. Sometimes I do two coats depending on the coverage.
Step 2: I spray paint the furniture. This particular project was sprayed with Krylon Ocean Breeze. I let the furniture dry thoroughly in between coats, and I usually do three coats to make sure it is covered nicely.
Step 3: Buy the glaze. I use Ralph Lauren Faux Technique glaze that has been tinted with black paint. You do NOT need a gallon, a pint is plenty to do multiple projects. You can buy this at Home Depot, but it will NOT be tinted yet. You need to tell them the color to tint it. I then even added more black paint to it when I got home to make it nice and dark.
Step 4: Brush the glaze all over the furniture being careful to get into all the nooks and crannies. I use a brush because it is much easier to get into the intricate parts of the furniture.
Step 5: OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create a darker look with the glaze. I repeated the steps a few times for this chair.
Glazing is so fun and extremely easy. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your projects. We want to see! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need tips and tricks, check out our glazing FAQ post.