Dry-brush is a technique in which a that is relatively dry, but still holds, is applied over an already painted piece. The "dry brush" color is normally done with a different color paint than what is already on the piece of furniture. This technique will give "depth" and interest to your project piece.
First decide what color you'd like to dry brush over your existing piece. White or lighter colors over a dark color can help "wash out" the color giving it an aged look. Adding a dark color to another dark color such as red and black to get a dramatic look.
Gather your supplies - a thick paintbrush and two paper plates some paper towels and paint.
Before you start painting - dry brushing is not very forgiving, in that if you accidentally apply too much paint, you will basically have to sand the paint off and start over. The best tip to remember - have as little paint as possible left on your brush before applying.
Put approx. a ¼ cup of paint on one of the paper plates. Lightly dab just the end of the brush into the paint and then use the second paper plate to go back and forth with the brush to remove all the excess paint. Rub the brush across the paper towel and then it's ready to apply to the furniture piece. Continue this process over the entire piece only applying enough paint to add color not enough to cover, you are just adding highlights with the second color.
Have fun and try out some different color combos
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