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Aging and Color Wash.

The aging process involves applying stain or pigment to previously painted furniture, molding, or woodwork to give the appearance of age. As with the staining phase of the gilding process the stain collects in recessed areas of the surface, adding depth, bringing out details, and in some cases lending an antique quality to the piece.

The color wash process is similar to the aging process, however the stain is replaced with a colored glaze that complements existing room colors. The glaze can be applied in various ways and with various tools—from rags to brushes—in order to achieve different effects on furniture and woodwork. Aging and color wash in combination with our other techniques can give new furniture the look of antiques and old furniture a new life.

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