Hi! It’s Mandi here to share a simple crafty tip with you. Creating a weathered paint effect is a great way to add character to any DIY project. You can use this technique for furniture, picture frames, and yes—wooden letters! Check out how easy it is in the steps below.
*DO NOT use a paint + primer spray paint for your top coat.
Step Two: Paint the object with a generous amount of your base color. I did three coats of metallic paint.
Step Five: After the top layer of paint dries, take coarse sandpaper to the surface and rub it across the surface—do not rub it against the point of the corners, or you will risk taking off the bottom layer of paint. You only need to gently rub to get a little bit of the top layer of paint to brush away. Then, use your fingers or thumb to rub the top layer of paint, causing the areas atop the rubber cement to just peel away.
After I had peeled away a sufficient amount of the top paint layer, I brushed the coarse sandpaper across the surface in a few places to scratch off some more of the white to reveal the metallic paint below.
I love the mix of glamorous metallic paint with the weathered finish of the white paint. What a cute little home accessory this little letter E has become! Thanks to this special paint treatment, it’s going to make a great addition to my wedding gift for a dear friend this summer. –Mandi