Aged & Textured French Style Blue-Grey

Aged & Textured French-Style Blue-Grey Paint Recipe

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This is an aged and textured French-style blue-grey finish.

For this paint recipe, we walk you through how to create a lovely aged and textured finish using classic French blues and greys.

This technique can work with all colours, choosing a coloured wax that complements the base colour. Try it with Verdant as a base colour, Dark wax and Duck Egg wax; or, Albert Bridge as a base colour, Dark wax and Wild Heather wax.

What you will need:

  • Aurora Chalk Paint
  • Dove Chalk Paint
  • Clear Wax
  • Dark Wax
  • Natural Bristle Brush
  • Pro-Hybrid Synthetic Brush
  • Optional: Silver Gilding Wax

1 - Paint in Aurora chalk paint using the round synthetic brush. Paint in large crosses to create subtle texture.

2 - Add 5% water to the paint for the second coat and paint to achieve full coverage.

3 - Brush Dark wax on with a natural bristle brush and wipe off excess with a rag.

4 - Make a coloured wax using Dove chalk paint and Clear wax, using a 1:1 ratio. Brush on with a natural bristle brush and wipe off excess with a rag.

5 - Use fine (0000 grade) steel wool to pull back the layers of wax to create highlights.

6 - Optional: Detail the edges with Silver gilding wax, use either a finger or a detail brush.

Resources:

  • Click here for a printable PDF with the instructions on the back.

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