Create an Antiqued Finish

You love antiques and you want to create an antiqued look on that old chest of drawers. Well, you've come to the right place.

Creating such an effect is very easy to do with our Brown Glazing & Graining Liquid. Simply brush it on the surface, then wipe off the excess. Cracks and crevices will hold the graining liquid while a thin layer remains on the surface. Allow to dry then you are finished. An enhanced effect is created when used with our crackle.

Two antiquing effects in one


Glazed Door The antiquing effect is very popular. It is used to add depth and antiquing to a finish. In the example shown here, we began with a stock lacquer white cabinet door and applied our Brown Glazing & Graining Liquid to the bottom half of the door only.

The top half of the door was left untouched to show the difference. It is a one step process that can be used over both, stained and painted surfaces.


Graining ExampleGraining is the art of creating wood grain. Graining was often used to make a lesser wood appear as a more expensive wood.

The simulated grain sample shown here illustrates this by creating a tiger maple wood grain on poplar hardwood. Notice the pattern in the center of the sample. It is a burled effect. Other types of patterns include starburst, and sun rays.


NOTE: The same glazing and graining effects can also be achieved with our Wood Glazing & Graining Finish.