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Sanding a piece of furniture unevenly before applying two layers of paint can help achieve a distressed look. The sanding creates an uneven surface that absorbs a varying amount of paint, and two thin layers of paint com... More »

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Distressing furniture adds wear marks to the piece and gives it an older look. While it is possible to distress furniture using the finish alone, more interesting results occur if you physically distress the wood before ... More »

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To paint a basement floor, repair any cracks in the floor, sweep and wash the floor, apply epoxy-based primer and apply two layers of epoxy paint. You need to preheat the floor to between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit bef... More »

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Some tips for making distressed kitchen cabinets are to determine the desired look, strategically sand and paint to achieve that look and use an antique glaze. For a more distressed look, beat the cabinets with hammers, ... More »

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To strip furniture of stain or paint, apply a chemical stripper, and allow the item to sit as the stripper works. Remove the stain or paint that has pulled away from the wood with a metal scraper. More »

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You can distress wooden furniture in one of two ways: either sand the areas you want to appear distressed, or use two layers of paint or paint and stain, coating the bottom layer with candle wax in the places where you w... More »

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Changing the look for a dropped ceiling can be achieved by adding wallpaper or paint to the ceiling or simply changing the size of the ceiling tiles. Adding recessed lighting or changing the main and cross tees can also ... More »

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