How To Get a Chipped Paint Finish

I’ve been reading about this method for awhile now, so I decided to try it on my cabinet. I found chips that were already on the cabinet, and painted other areas with the same colors.

How To Get a Chipped Paint Finish(I know, HOLY GOLD, right? Apparently, it wasn’t just popular in the 70’s. It was one of the bottom layers of paint~I’m guessing sometime in the 40’s?)

How To Get a Chipped Paint FinishYou use Vaseline.

How To Get a Chipped Paint FinishSome of the existing paint chips were close to the blue gray I used on the back of the cabinet.

Once the paint dried, I rubbed some Vaseline on it. I stuck to the edges, and made sure it wasn’t an even coat. You want some glops and some smoother areas. Then I painted over that with the top color.

How To Get a Chipped Paint FinishThen I let that dry. Most of the paint came off just by rubbing the area with a dry paper towel. I used my fingernails on some parts.

How To Get a Chipped Paint FinishIt turned out to be pretty convincing. The top picture is of some original chipping.

How To Get a Chipped Paint FinishThis is a chipped part that I added.

How To Get a Chipped Paint FinishThis is how it looks when I just rubbed the paint off.

How To Get a Chipped Paint FinishI really like this method. I think it looks more convincing than just sanding a piece to distress it, and the paint comes off more easily than using wax or soap.

Have you ever used Vaseline to distress a paint finish?

Expand and Read More
How To Get a Chipped Paint Finish