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Decorative Glaze Adds Vintage Flair to Writing Desk

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Glazed writing desk

Adding a little vintage flair to your favorite writing desk has never been easier than with Chalked Glaze. Just apply it over any chalked surface to get an aged or antiqued look. 

  1. Lightly sand the desk with a sanding block and wipe away sanding residue with a lint-free cloth.
  2. Stir the Dark Tint Base in Lake Blue & Light Tint Base in Chiffon Cream before applying. 
  3. Using a 2" high-quality synthetic brush, paint on the dark tint base on the outside of the desk and the light tint base on the inside.
  4. Let the paint fully cure for 4 days before applying glaze. 
  5. Once cured, you may choose to distress areas of the desk before applying the glaze. 
  6. Stir the glaze gently as to not create bubbles. 
  7. Using a 2" high-quality synthetic brush, brush on the decorative glaze with slow, even strokes, then wipe off excess with a lint-free cloth. To achieve a darker color, let glaze sit for few minutes before wiping.
  8. Let glaze dry for approximately 8 hours.
  9. Apply top coat with a high-quality synthetic paint brush in light, even coats until fully covered. 
  10. Top coat will be dry to the touch in 30 minutes, dry to handle in 1 hour and is fully dry in 4 hours. It can be re-coated after 2 hours, if necessary.