Distressed wood bed frame – Prepare the raw wood with a wood conditioner to help it absorb the stain; cover with the color of the stain of choice and allow to dry. It does not matter if the stain seems stained, as this just adds to its appeal. After the stain is dry, cover with milk paint or use the dry-brush method to give it a distress look. If you used milk paint, sand very lightly so as not to remove any stains and paint. You can also use a putty knife or other scraper in place of sandpaper or a sanding block.
Make sure to mix well with an agitator equipped with an electric drill so no lumps in the paint. On a preconditioned raw wood surface or on an already finished surface, paint the entire piece of furniture with the milk paint, covering completely. Once dry, use a sanding block or sandpaper to randomly and randomly remove the paint across the surface to create the distressed look.
If you have a new piece of furniture that does not look as old and worn as you want, take a piece of chain to it, hitting it randomly to create blows. You can also use a hammer to tap lightly, but strong enough to leave bumps or imprints from the engraving on the hammer head’s head.