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How to Paint a Textured Armoire

Learn how to paint an armoire to make it a colorful, textured focal point for a living room.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Brush on Tinted Primer

Sand, brush and tack.

Brush on tinted primer 707 Calico Blue in criss-cross fashion to create texture and depth. Let dry completely.

Step 2: Draw a Fish Scale Pattern

Using a ruler and pencil draw out a grid to help as a rough outline.

Step 3: Paint Scale Pattern and Apply Glaze

Using masking fluid and round artist brushes to paint on fish scale pattern. Let dry completely.

Roll HC-139 Salisbury Green glaze and then stipple all over armoire including door panels for desired texture. Let dry completely.

Peel off masking fluid. Use primer for any touchups.

Step 4: Brush on Varnish

Brush on varnish tinted with Golden Iridescent Pearl around trim for a finished look.

Varnish entire armoire and let dry completely.