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Easy Farmhouse Painting – My new favorite painting technique!

By March 17, 2020No Comments

I am so in love with this painting technique! It is seriously my new favorite way to get that perfect chipped farmhouse look!! I saw another crafter doing it and totally had to try it myself! I did in in a live video for the first time, then played around with it after and think I worked out all the kinks! The bottom of this post will include referral links to help you find the exact supplies I used.

What you will need for this painting technique.

  • Stain or watered down brown paint
  • White chalk paint
  • Vaseline
  • Rag
  • Sanding block
  • Any wood shape or object

The first thing you will do is apply a base coat of stain to your wood project. I used a mixture of two parts paint (Craftsmart Brown) and one part water. I brushed it on with a paint brush, then wiped it off with a rag.

Once your stain is dry you will apply Vaseline to the areas that you don’t want your white paint to stick to. The heavier you apply your Vaseline the less the paint will stick. I found it’s best to vary the thickness that you apply the Vaseline. This gives it a more realist natural farmhouse look. Apply the Vaseline to the areas around the edges and areas that would naturally wear over time.

After you have your Vaseline in place you will paint you entire project with your white chalk paint. Let it dry completely.

If you use a hairdryer or heat gun to assist in drying you may see your Vaseline get shiny and bubble a little, you may also see a little crackle effect as it dries.

Now that your paint is dry you will use a rag to wipe off the Vaseline. This will remove the paint where the Vaseline was. You may need to rub hard in some areas where the Vaseline was thinner.

To finish off the look you will use a sanding block to smooth out the transition from painted to unpainted areas. This will also help to reveal the areas where you Vaseline was thinner if needed.

Your farmhouse painting technique is now complete. This technique will complement any farmhouse project! If you would like to watch my first ever attempt at this technique click here to watch the live video. If you like this tutorial and want to see more like if visit my Facebook page by clicking here. Remember to click on the follow button while your there!

Below are some of the supplies I used. Click on the item to see the details.

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