Today’s project is making an old looking flower box with peeling paint. I want it to look like it’s been out in the weather for a long time. I’ll also be using fire retardant in the paint so you can see how that works.
Mix the paint and fire retardant 50/50 (or whatever it says on the fire retardant you use).
You’ll want to rub wax all over the wood you are going to paint. I found an old, Christmas candle that was red. I discovered when I rubbed it on the wood that the red came off, which I didn’t really want. So first I took a carrot peeler and peeled the red off the candle, leaving just the white candle.
As mentioned, I wanted this to peel a lot so I put on a lot of wax. You can see it on there, as well as see where I first rubbed the red candle on and realized I was going to need to peel the red off the candle.
Paint your wood. I’m using just a plain, white paint here. I did not put a lot of paint on but enough to cover the wood. There were parts where the wood was kind of showing through and it would not have been acceptable for a normal paint job, but again this is ultimately going to look old and worn.
We will continue with the fun part after the paint dries so check back in a few days to see how it looks.