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How to Apply a Shagreen Technique to Furniture

Give cabinets and wood furniture a new look by applying a Shagreen painting technique.

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apply shagreen technique to credenza
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Apply the Base Coat

Start by applying a base coat of latex paint, then let dry.

apply base coat of latex paint

Step 2: Mix the Oil Glaze

Make an oil glaze by mixing together one part oil glaze to three parts mineral spirits, then add several drops of tint.

Step 3: Apply the Oil Glaze

Paint on the oil glaze. While the glaze is still wet, use a badger brush to stipple it – getting rid of the brush strokes.

Spray water on top, then wait for it to bubble.