I love my Hawaiian Sky and Ultra White from Dutch Boy.
I actually recommend crappy brushes for this job.
Although I love my Purdy for the perfect finish, this one ain’t perfect.
We’re gonna scratch it up, scar it up, and treat it rough.
The cheap brushes means a rougher finish – which in this case is a very good thing.
Get a little Jackson Pollock with it.
With each big spot of paint, glop some extra in the middle.
Work quick! DO NOT take time to be careful.
Just slap the paint all over the wood, trying to cover 99% is just fine.
It only took me about 30 minutes to paint the entire table,
including time to stop and take photos!
You can do this even faster if two people work together,
one with the colors and the other doing the blending.
Sand the top, edges, legs, wherever you slapped paint on it.
DO NOT be gentle.
The sanding is actually much more important to this finish than the painting is.
The more you sand the better it looks.
The glaze will get caught in all those beautiful imperfections
and it creates a patina that is to die for.
so that there are darker and lighter spots, making it all pretty and stuff.
in a complimenting color to bare spots by rubbing it
straight onto the wood with your fingers.
This will help get it into the grain of the wood.
I used a couple of thin coats, rubbing on and buffing off with a lint free cloth.
Now we have more room for family dinners, board games,
and I have a bigger work surface, too!
I really want to put my current couch on this wall!