Stripping off old paint isn't really much fun. It's usually a messy job: Whatever method you use (dry scraping, heat, or chemical strippers), the residue of old paint seems somehow to spread itself all over the workshop. With the proper tools, however, removing old paint can be done efficiently.
Celebrated DIY style maker, home blogger, milk paint purveyor, author, and photographer Marian Parsons-aka Miss Mustard Seed-gives advice on how to distress furniture for an authentic antique look.
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