If you love the look of blistered paint on vintage pieces of furniture, then this is the DIY project for you! Using this clever crackle paint technique, you can deliver an instant antique effect to a solid timber side table or any other piece of timber furniture you wish to transform. After a quick shopping trip to the hardware store, it’s an easy-peasy weekend revamp you can do yourself, with brag-worthy results!
VINTAGE-LOOK SIDE TABLE
Gather your supplies
- Solid timber side table
- Dulux Duramax High Performance Enamel Gloss Endless Dusk
- Dulux Duramax Crackle Effect White
- Dulux Duramax Semi Gloss Clear Coat
You’ll also need
Fine-grit sandpaper (P320-P400 Grade); sanding block; clean cloth; drop sheet or newspaper.
1. So you feel super confident when it comes to painting your piece of furniture, practice the following process on a spare piece of timber first.
2. Dulux Duramax products are available from Bunnings Warehouse and other hardware stores.
STEP 1 Using sandpaper wrapped around sanding block, lightly sand surfaces of timber side table. Wipe away dust with cloth.
STEP 2 Spread out drop sheet or newspaper in a well-ventilated area, then place table on top.
STEP 3 Holding can upright 15–25cm from surface, spray table with Dulux Duramax Gloss Endless Dusk. Use smooth, even strokes parallel to the surface. Apply 2–3 light coats until desired coverage is achieved. You should see a smooth gloss surface. Let dry after each coat, waiting 2 hours after final coat.
STEP 4 Holding can upright, 15–25cm from surface, spray table with Dulux Duramax Crackle Effect. Use smooth, even strokes. Apply in a single coat (not multiple light coats). In 3–5 minutes the crackle effect will become visible. Let dry for 2 hours.
Pro painting tips!
To achieve a smaller crackle, apply one light coat. For a larger crackle, use a single heavier coat. Do not back over areas that have already been coated for longer than 15 seconds.
Spray table with Dulux Duramax Gloss Clear Coat. Let dry, then remove from drop sheet and avoid placing heavy objects on the coated area for at least 24 hours.