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How to Paint a Desk Using a Faux Wine Barrel Technique

Learn how to transform a desk to look like a wine barrel, using only paint.

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transform desk to look like wine barrel
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  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Mix and Apply the Glaze

Clean the table with Trisodium phosphate cleaner.

Add three parts glaze to one part latex paint to create a top glaze.

Apply the glaze to the table top, then allow to dry.

Step 2: Put the Painter's Tape in Place

Place three strips of painter's tape on the table. Remove the middle strip to create a border for a faux wine barrel metal band.

place painters tape on the table

Step 3: Paint the Border

Wearing a dust mask, use a metal finish spray paint to paint the border and allow to dry and remove the tape.

Place a bottle on the band, then trace a half circle to create the look of a band.

trace a half circle to create look of a band

Step 4: Apply Silver Paint a Shade Look

Apply silver paint to create a shade under the band.

apply silver paint under band