- Guest Post by Brittney Powell, furniture painter - Not exploring your options of tools and techniques My favorite glaze is Valspar Antiquing Glaze in Asphaltum. It’s a deep brown/black tint that is very versatile. Depending upon the starting color of your project it takes on a different tone. A
When I do want to tone down the finished color, I use Valspar Antiquing Glaze, that I buy at Lowes, over the paint before adding any wax to the piece. I feel I have more control over where the color is going to go. If I don’t like it, I can simply wipe the glaze away with a damp rag and start again. Once I like the darkened color, I apply my clear wax finish.
great tutorial (this and others) on painting and glazing furniture "For this piece i used Valspar (Lowes) translucent mixing glaze and walnut stain (you can use any color of stain, or even paint). I mix mine about 3:1" Sweet Pickins Furniture