Creating a scuffed, peeling, and weathered *painted* table top

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Forum topic by mrjustin posted 08-02-2010 07:28 AM 1991 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2010 07:28 AM

I discovered this site/forum searching the web for tutorials on how to achieve this look, but frankly I’m glad I didn’t find any! I may have never found you all, such a great and inspiring community of craftspeople. Instead I found this project question and am already itching to start a similar project.

Those techniques sound great for an unpainted surface, but I’m assuming it’s not the same way to go about getting the effect I’m looking for (see image below). I’m a photographer that shoots a lot of food. I always like to create my own sets and a chef friend is in love with that look, a painted wood table top that shows years of use through scuffing and weathered, peeled paint. Any ideas how to achieve it??

Thank you all in advance! Can’t wait to start sharing my projects with you.

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 07:46 AM

Fine Woodworking had an issue not long ago with instructions on how to “age” a new chair, same principle for a table I guess. Good luck!

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