Silver finish is a always special. The silver finish will bring a luxurious and expensive impression. While the antique finish will give the old looked impression. The antique silver finish to the furniture will give bring the furniture to the old looked but with the luxurious and expensive impression. In previous articles I have post article about the technique to make the high gloss silver finish, now in this article I will share about the technique to make the antique silver finish.
Here is the finishing process step by step.
- Application of PU Sealer.
Check the technical data sheet and the specification of the PU sealer. Make a good agitation and proper mixing. Make two layer wet coat of PU coating at the surface let it dry. Then sand the film coating with #320 or #280 sandpaper. Make sure we sand the sealer properly; no orange peel, deep scratches mark, dents, crack or uneven surface are allowed. The imperfectness of the PU surface will be visible at final finishing. Make sure we get a smooth and flat surface. If necessary we can repeat the sealer application.
- Applications of the silver leaf.
- Application of sealer.
- Application of glaze.
- Application of sealer
- Application of pad stain.
- Spatter and dry brush glaze
The last coloring and antiquing process are the application of spatter and dry brush the glaze. Glaze is dry brushed at the surface to burnish the edges to enhance the antique impression. The black stain is spattered to make the more dramatic antique looked. how to make spatter can be viewed at our article : spatter effect for wood finishing
- Application of top coat