If we have an antique white armoire that we have tired of its appearance or that does not combine with other furniture or that we simply want to change the design, we can renew it giving another completely different aspect. For this we can use several techniques, such as lining with wallpaper, decorating with templates, and we can also make the technique of aged white paint, pickled white or Provencal white, which is a painting technique to age it and leave it precious, as we will see them. First step. If the furniture is in wood color or other any color, we will have to paint it white and before, apply a hand of seal primer that is also white.
If the wooden antique white armoire is already painting white, you do not need to paint it, go to the second step directly. To paint the furniture in white, we first smear it gently to open the pore to the wood, paint or varnish you have. Remove the glaze from the varnish, leave it matte. Once sanding, we clean it thoroughly removing all the dust and dirt with a damp cloth, and apply a hand of white sealant and let the sealer dry for a minimum of 12 hours. Now we get matt white enamel. You can use water or solvent enamel. We recommend that you use the solvent, as it is more resistant. We will give you the hands you need until it is completely white, usually with 2 hands is enough.
Of course, it respects the drying time between hand and hand (Min 12 hours). Once we have the antique white armoire style and the paint completely dry we will sand certain areas to make the effect aged. The areas that we have to sand to remove the paint are the corners, furniture edges, handles. And all areas that would normally wear out over time to remove the white color and leave it in wood color. With an electric sander, you will do it in 5 minutes. With this, we manage to give a look to the old worn out furniture.
It has to be said that this is the most important step and that you have to do it by fixing how it is going to be because the better you do it, the better the aged the better the antique white armoire best will look. To give you an idea of where you have to sand, look at the photo above and you will see that it has corners without white color, that’s where it has been sanded to achieve an aged effect.