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Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

May 30, 2012 |
posted by Ana White
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze
Author Notes

A very special treat for you today from Brooke of Killer B Designs! Brooke is sharing with us her step by step instructions on how she achieves that wonderful turquoise with chocolate glaze finish!

 

Brooke also used this finishing technique on the Surf Board Table and Benches she built for a charity event.  So beautiful!

If you have questions for Brooke, or would like to see more photos, I encourage you to visit Brooke over at Killer B Designs.

Plans Used in Finish

What You Will Need

Shopping List: 

Minwax Stain in Gunstock

Behr Semi-Gloss Water Based Paint in Mermaid Treasure

Valspar Tintable Glazing Medium

150 Grit Sandpaper

Brushes and Rags

Step 1

Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

Start by painting the Behr Mermaid Treasure over the project. To bring out the distressed edges, try staining part of the project with the Minwax Gunstock. 

Brooke stained the top pieces, painted the main console part for a nice contrast. 

Now comes the hard part ... This now is the most difficult step.

Let the paint dry.

I know it's hard - but just let it dry completely. If you sand too early, the paint will come off in chunks - not giving you that time worn distressed feel.

Step 2
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

Projects that work well for distressing are ones that have lots of edges to distress! So look over you project at the edges - the most likely spots for wear - and lightly distress with 150 grit sandpaper. A sanding block works well - avoid using a power sander and over distressing your project.

If you did the sample block, distress edges until you are happy.

Step 3
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

When you are happy with the distressing, remove all sanding debris and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Let dry completely.

Step 4
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

Next you need to make your glaze. Brooke used Valspar Tintable Glazing Medium, with a ratio of 4:1. If you want it darker, use 3:1, always with glaze in the higher amount. You don’t need a lot of stain to make the glaze dark.

Test the glaze on your sample scrap block.

Step 5
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

Use a rag to work the glaze into the project. You will want to wear gloves, and make sure the glaze is worked into all the little crevices, across flat surfaces, and soaking up into the distressed areas.

Work in small sections for larger projects to avoid the glaze drying too fast.

Step 6
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

Test wiping off the glaze with a clean rag. If the glaze comes off to cleanly, you will want to reapply and wait a little longer. If the glaze is too dark, simply use a damp clean rag to wipe off glaze.

Be patient during this step - you have a good window of time to get things just right.

Step 7
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

With glaze removed, glaze remaining is concentrated in cracks and distressed areas.

Remember, at this stage you can repeat these steps for an even stronger distressing.

Step 8
Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

Allow the glaze to dry completely.

To protect the glaze, spray project with two coats of polycrylic top coat.

And a huge thank you to Brooke at Killer B Designs for sharing this tutorial with us!  Thank you Brooke!

Turquoise & Chocolate finish

Wow! Super-stunning! I can't wait to try this on a project!

posted by Designs by Studio C (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-06-06 08:45

Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze

Just the project instructions I was looking for! All the instructions are clear and easy to follow and because I have *ahem* perfectionist tendencies, I needed to have everything laid out for me so I couldn't possibly make a mistake. Thank you! (Maybe when I finish my dresser I'll even let you take a peek.)

posted by Kathleen (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-08-01 18:53

Distressed Turquoise w/Chocolate Glaze

Thanks for the plans, I happen to be working on a desk with similar color and distressing. I am curious, how does the glaze improve the finished look? I have found using a stain gets me the distressed look I want. Does the glaze improve the look in any way?

Thanks!

posted by Shery M (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-10-15 01:50

Could I use an off white and

Could I use an off white
and a turquoise glaze? If so details please on mixing and best colors!

posted by Tanya (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-11-01 12:44

I can't find Valspar Tintable Glaze

I live on Guam and have access to Home Depot. They don't carry Valspar products, and no one seems to know what a tintable glaze is. I was able to find Minwax stain in gunstock, so that's a start! Does anyone have any other suggestions on what I can use other than Valspar Tintable Glaze to achieve this distressed look? I really would love to try it! Thank you!

posted by Andrea Coble (not verified) | on Fri, 2013-01-04 20:20

I can't find Valspar tint-able Glaze. (Guam)

Martha Stewart Living
1-Gallon Flat Faux Finishing Glaze should be available at your Home Depot. This will work for what you need. Good luck!

posted by Guest 101 (not verified) | on Sat, 2013-01-05 00:18

Thank you! I will try that!

Thank you! I will try that!

posted by Andrea Coble (not verified) | on Sat, 2013-01-05 01:28

I can't find Valspar Tintable Glaze

I live on Guam and have access to Home Depot. They don't carry Valspar products, and no one seems to know what a tintable glaze is. I was able to find Minwax stain in gunstock, so that's a start! Does anyone have any other suggestions on what I can use other than Valspar Tintable Glaze to achieve this distressed look? I really would love to try it! Thank you!

posted by Andrea Coble (not verified) | on Fri, 2013-01-04 20:22

glaze isn't mixing with stain

My stain and glaze mix won't mix... can I use just the stain? Do I need to dilute it with mineral oil? Will the water based poly work to finish, or will the oil based stain repel it? THANKS!
PS I will post pics when I am done, as I used slightly different colors. Black cherry stain and a lighter teal

posted by Heather F. (not verified) | on Fri, 2013-01-11 18:15

Hey,I will also follow these steps

Hey,I will also follow these steps and try to do it.
fixie wheelset

Florence Commons

posted by FlorenceCommons | on Fri, 2013-02-22 05:41

Hey,I will also follow these

Hey,its good

Florence Commons

posted by FlorenceCommons | on Fri, 2013-02-22 06:11

Stunning

I so love this color. This is my all-time favorite color. I will try this at home. For sure, all of my furniture will be of this color.

posted by kazey | on Thu, 2013-05-02 22:21

Coin Jewelry

I was looking for! All the instructions are clear and easy to follow and because I have *ahem* perfectionist tendencies, I needed to have everything laid out for me so I couldn't possibly make a mistake. Thank you!
Coin Jewelry

posted by della121314 | on Tue, 2013-07-09 01:27

Coin Jewelry

I was looking for! All the instructions are clear and easy to follow and because I have *ahem* perfectionist tendencies, I needed to have everything laid out for me so I couldn't possibly make a mistake. Thank you!
Coin Jewelry

posted by della121314 | on Tue, 2013-07-09 01:27

cute costumes

Thanks for taking the time to discuss that, I feel strongly about this and so really like getting to know more on this kind of field. Do you mind updating your blog post with additional insight? It should be really useful for all of us.
cute costumes

posted by della121314 | on Sat, 2013-07-13 20:35

cute costumes

Thanks for taking the time to discuss that, I feel strongly about this and so really like getting to know more on this kind of field. Do you mind updating your blog post with additional insight? It should be really useful for all of us.
cute costumes

posted by della121314 | on Sat, 2013-07-13 20:35

White Distress

How do you get the chippy whiteness to show through? Im very excited to try this and understand how to use the stain, etc... but it looks like some of the distress is white underneath so i was just wondering how i can get that same look. :)

posted by ashturn | on Tue, 2013-09-24 19:31

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