In contrast to the sleek look of modern storage containers storage trunks solid bulky hinged parts represent older times. 3132020 After the paint was completely dry I painted all the brass detail with Rust-Oleum Chalked Aged Glaze with a craft brush and wiped it off with a soft cloth until I got the effect I wanted.
This was probably the most tedious part of the process but I just turned on some music and got to work.
Can you paint an old trunk. Mural Joe shows how to paint a tree trunk. Painting How to Paint an Old Trunk Prime. There are lots of manufacturers of chalk paint – Annie Sloan CeCe Caldwell American Paint Company – so you should be able to find one in your area.
We usually recommend that you buy two trunks and use the second one as a table to hold the first one. Just a razor knife paint scraper and medium grit sandpaper. If it bubbles then you know you cant paint the trunk.
The distressing was the key to the perfect look. The trunk is made of embossed tin metal and wood. Below is a picture I took while I was distressing after most of the painting.
The colour usage does not have to include all colours of the rainbow and in-between. I love painted furniture. This project contains some information on painting spray painting and renovating the hardware on the trunk choosing right colors.
7222013 It pretty much sticks to anything and once its waxed its very durable. 382019 I gave this old trunk a transformation and removed the old chippy white gloss paint and gave it a makeover. I had it propped up on a platform so I could walk around it and brush paint the sides.
Although I dont need to bring any more furniture into my home I just cant help it when I find a piece that only needs a little TLC to be. It sounds like the trunk you have is similar to the one I had. It had been painted blue before and then stripped so you could see some of the blue paint.
Paint the trunk and hardware a light shade of a color that accents the rooms decor. You just need to opt for a base paint and then begin with the doodling You will still need a pencil to map it out unless you are pro. Use this cool trunk for storage or as a stylish coffee table with storage inside.
You may also add some decorative details like leather belts. Use painters tape to mark off stripes on the top of. You can skip this step if you like the trunk all white I use this technique instead of applying the glaze all over the entire piece and then wiping it off.
If you have to paint your trunk then be sure to remove rust and dirt – a good scrubbing and rinsing with TSP might be a good idea if the trunk seems very dirty or has oil stains on it. A dust mask is a great idea too. 8162018 Renovate an old and worn trunk giving it a chic look and a new life.
A little warm water and soap bath to get it clean. Surface Preparation is key to a quality paint job. I liked how the trunk looked.
If you are thinking of refinishing the inside as part of your restoration consider repapering or perhaps paint or stain. 3192021 An old trunk can be transformed and how. This is a guide about refinishing the inside of an old trunk.
Ample drying times and cure times must always be followed or extended depending on condition. Give a clean antique trunk a coat of water-based primer. The trunk was ready for painting at this point and I used the Bin Shellac Primer and applied 2 coats letting the primer dry between each coat.
See you can. I have had this old wooden steamer trunk sitting in my upstairs craft room which is a hot MESS by the way and I just kept filling it with fabrics and extra glue sticks etc. Second find some way to get the trunk up to a good working height where you can see the whole thing without bending down.
Stripping paint isnt fun but I will share how I stripped mine and it was easier than I expected. Chalk paint is one of my favorite mediums as you can see from my 10 Fabulous Chalk Paint Makeovers post. My trunk didnt bubble when I painted it and definitely felt like what youre describing.
May 6 2014 by Molly. This trunk has cool doodling all over with a throw of vibrant colours in different ways. The embossed ivy pattern looks fantastic distressed.
The best thing to do is maybe try a spot underneath that isnt noticeable and see how it reacts to the paint. Paint a storage trunk. Prep the surface by hammering down rough edges hit everything with some steel wool to roughen the surface just a bit and use masking tape to cover anything you dont want to paint.
I then sanded the trunk with 220 grit sandpaper before applying the next layer of paint. This was my first time to strip paint and I am delighted with how it turned out. MORE PAINTING HOW TOs.
You must also be very patient when working with spray paints. The picture above is what the trunk looked like right before I started to paint. 562014 Old Wood Trunk- To Paint or Not to Paint.
1132015 Once the trunk was cleaned and prepped it was ready to paint. Storage trunks have an antique look and feel to them. 8142017 Many old trunks were paper lined.
I used a small craft brush to cut in around all of the hardware and wood and a 1 polyester brush for the larger sections. You can buy the same brand of wax as chalk paint – but if you want you could also use Minwax paste wax. The metal surface on your old trunk must be properly prepared to accept the new coat of primer paint and clear coat.
They usually come in standard colors like red black and blue with gold or silver hinges.