Step 3.

Using sandpaper, start distressing your top coat by rubbing the sandpaper on top of it and removing the paint.

When distressing, be sure to always move in the same direction, preferably with the grain of the wood for a more natural look.

Step 2.

If applying an additional layer of paint, select a color for your top coat. With a paint brush, paint your top coat color on top of your base color. Let it dry thoroughly (about 2-4 hours). 

Step 1.

​With a paint brush, paint your project using Old Town Paints Chalk Style Finish Paint. Let dry thoroughly (about 2-4 hours).


  • Old Town Paints Chalk Style Finish Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Sandpaper 

Distressing your project will add depth and give your piece that vintage look. It's really easy to do!

Distress with Sandpaper