How do you make painted walls look distressed?

To achieve the distressed effect you skim over the Volterra coat with a trowel. Use sweeping actions side to side and up and down. Wipe the trowel with a wet rag every few strokes to removed Volterra build up on the trowel. The more you ‘work’ the Volterra the more distressed the overall effect will be.

How do you paint a wall to make it look old?

If you want to make your walls resemble old, weathered stucco, color washing is an ideal option. You achieve the look by applying a base color to the wall and washing over it with a glaze in a second color.

Is there paint that looks like concrete?

LOFT Raw is the ultimate concrete look-alike product for interior walls. This is better than faux finish concrete and is the next best thing to real concrete finish. This water-based interior wall coating will seduce by its easy application and great look!

Is there paint that looks like plaster?

However, you can get the look in modern houses by using a faux plaster. Manda Mudd offers a product it calls a premium plaster wall finish that gives walls a deep color and a three-dimensional texture. Application is the same as rolling on a traditional paint, and it’s available in myriad colors.

How to make a distressed look on painted walls?

Antique Distressing. Add an antique wash to your wall for a distressed look. Dip a large paintbrush halfway in the paint that you have selected to go over the old paint. Lighter paint colors work best.

What’s the best way to paint distressed wood?

Distressed Technique is also perfect for flea market finds, thrown away pieces or even those you might have kept from grandma around the house. I don’t know about you but there’s something so irresistible about pieces of distressed furniture or chippy painted wood that stirs up our imagination and takes us to another time and place.

What’s the best way to distress a paint coat?

Once your final paint coat is dry, you can start distressing it with either a wet rag or fine-grit sandpaper. Try using a combination of these methods, and use both a wet cloth and a sanding sponge to create the look you want. (See more about these techniques in the wet-distressing and dry-distressing sections above).

How to paint an antique finish on walls?

Steps: Practice the antique faux finish technique on a piece of drywall or sample board before starting on the walls. To create the antique faux finish, dip a small brush into the desired paint about halfway up the bristles. Wipe off all excess paint so that you have an almost-dry brush. Lightly apply up-and-down strokes.