"I've had great fun picking up "curbside treasures", refinishing them and then selling them. I found a great pie safe on the curb, distressed it, and sold it an hour after I put it out for sale. I initially contacted you about a kitchen cabinet project but had found many other fun ways to use Caromal Colours. It's a very exciting product for me."
Anne Simonetti, Ferndale, MI
Distressed for Success
Distressing can add charm and character to any object. Painting a piece of furniture to change its color is a simple task. Telling a story about that piece of furniture through the art of distressing is clearly a whole different experience...it's your distressing story to tell.
When you decide to distress something, think about the story you wish to tell. This will help you accomplish this painted finish in a whole new way.
For example, when applying your basecoat color, if you paint it thin and do a lot of sanding, your piece may look as though the paint has been worn away over time by wind and weather. If you apply the paint thick and sand only the edges it may look as though your piece has had many coats of paint over the years and has gotten minimal wear and tear.
Don't be afraid to paint thick or thin, to sand a lot or a little, to bang with a brick or a nail.
Right now we have Two Distressing Kits available:
And the best part is our Textured Basecoats bond to almost any surface WITHOUT STRIPPING, SANDING, OR PRIMING!
Have fun and remember, it's your distressing story to tell.