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Have you seen these pictures, or heard anything about this innovative way to distress furniture, before? Distress furniture with Vaseline. What?! It’s true, you CAN distress furniture with Vaseline. Truly! And MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint is the perfect solution — MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat.
Looking to distress furniture and don’t want to sand or just fresh out of a good, crisp painters tape for those clean lines? Look no further. You can use a product that you most likely already have in your medicine cabinet. It’s cheap, straightforward and all the ingredients are right underneath your nose! The essential trick is that Vaseline allows you to creatively spread a non-paint-able surface wherever you’d like. it allows you to be less precise than, say, you might be with color-blocking, a client’s grandfather clock or crisp geometric patterns – but affords you a great deal of creative license and flexibility! If you are looking for uber-crisp and straight lines, we’d encourage, of course to use a great painters tape. But Vaseline, as an alternative allows you a great deal of freedom….(and can get you that ombre furniture look, as well!)
Follow these steps to learn how with MudPaint!
Step 1: Begin by deciding the look you want. What MudPaint color do you love? If you need help choosing a color, contact us on our site, or via LiveChat and we will be more than happy to help you!
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the areas you don’t want paint to adhere to. You don’t have to put too much on — just a light application will ensure MudPaint doesn’t stick to it
Step 3: Paint your project as normal. Learn specific details on how to paint wood furniture here!
Step 4: When slightly dry, wipe with a damp rag over the areas that you applied Vaseline too.
Step 5: Allow to dry.
Thats it! Just five straightforward steps to distress furniture with Vaseline. This is a cheap, affordable and fast alternative to sanding – and you’ll be happy with the results. Promise!