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How to Create Distressed Molding

Give a room an aged appearance by using a distressing technique on crown molding.

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distressing technique on crown molding
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Apply Glaze to Molding

Tape around edge of molding.

Apply metallic glaze and allow to dry.

Step 2: Apply Darker Glaze to Molding

Mix a couple of drops of a dark tint to about 8 oz. of glaze to create an aging glaze. Aging glaze can also be bought premixed.

Apply glaze with a wet brush and wipe off excess with a dry brush.

The finished product adds so much to any room.

distressing technique on crown molding