How to Use the Dry Brush Technique on an Older Cabinet

How to Use the Dry Brush Technique on an Older Cabinet

Traci was shopping at Shizzle Designs in Michigan, she had a handmade, older cabinet from her Mother In Law that needed some love. And that’s when she spotted the perfect color combination from American Paint Company!  Cannonball and Fireworks Red. In this post, she shows us how to use the dry brush technique on an older cabinet.

How to Use the Dry Brush Technique on an Older Cabinet

How to Use the Dry Brush Technique on an Older Cabinet

To get started, make sure the piece is clean and dry.   Traci started with Cannonball. She covered the entire piece with this rich, midnight black color. When it was dry, which was really quick, she applied Fireworks Red (a bright, fire engine red color) using the DRY BRUSH technique.

Dry brushing means you take a paint brush that is relatively dry, but still holding paint, and apply over top of the first color you used.

How to Use the Dry Brush Technique on an Older Cabinet

Once both layers were dry, American Paint Company’s clear Top Coat sealer was applied evenly over all surfaces.  Top Coat is a durable sealer that goes on clear and leaves your piece with a professional shiny finish.

In Traci’s words:

I love using APC paint, so easy to use, goes on so smooth, easy to distress a piece if you choose too. Dry time is quick so you can keep moving on a piece, not much time waiting for it to dry.

And here is the finished piece.

How to Use the Dry Brush Technique on an Older Cabinet

 

This is a great technique that turned out fabulous!

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