No one loves a distressed finish like me!!! The process DOES NOT have to be difficult friend. Today I’m sharing how to easily create the chippy painted finish on a board that I’ll be using for a pretty project!!
The first step is to pick out a board you like. I always prefer the rougher texture for projects like this, and the more holes the better for character!!
I’ll sand this board well and dust off remnants. Then, I’ll add some petroleum jelly in some areas to prevent my paint from adhering. I have some old chip brushes on hand that I’ll use and then throw away. I wouldn’t advise getting petroleum jelly on any of your good brushes.
Once I have the desired areas covered I’ll add some spray paint. I’m wanting something neutral so I’ll be using flat white Rustoleum, but any color could be used.
Give the board a good coat of paint and allow it to completely dry.
When the paint is dry I’ll use my second chip brush to start pulling the paint away where the petroleum jelly was applied. This process still fascinates me for some reason.
It doesn’t take long to remove the paint and I’ll use a scrapper to remove any the brush didn’t get.
That’s all there is to it!! Such a simple process to gain that distressed, chippy goodness!! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial on how to create a chippy painted board finish!! Be sure to watch for the pretty project where I’ll be using this board coming soon!!!