Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
Chipped paint usually represents an old antique piece that has been well used. If you want this look for a new piece of furniture or wood project, I share how to make chippy paint in just a few simple steps. Watch the Youtube video at the end for more details.
The project that you are going to paint needs to be stained first so that the dark will show through. One simple coat is enough.
Then you will apply small amounts of Petroleum Jelly/Vaseline (I used A+D ointment) to spots all over the board. I rub some on the corners and parts of the edges as well. Just remember that wherever you put it, the paint will come off there.
I love the white look, but you can use any color. Just add a one coat. You do not have to be super specific that it covers completely if you want a weathered look.
I love using this Behr Paint and Primer Stain-Blocking Paint. It comes off really nicely when sanded.
You will take your sand paper (I used a higher grit so that it was a gentle sanding) and slowly rub where you put the Petroleum Jelly. It will come off pretty easy. Sand harder for more weathered look.
If you do not want anymore to wear off then I would apply a top coat. An oil based for darker colors is fine. But if you have a white coat of paint you will want to use a water based product so the paint will not turn yellow (I have learned this the hard way). I prefer Minwax Water Based Polycrylic. This comes in spray form or can form.
For this project I added a dinner bell to my chippy board and it hangs in my kitchen. What will you use your board for? I made a fun holiday project using this technique that you can read here. You can also read more tips on painting here.