A Faux Antique Gold Paint Finish Is the easiest way to create dramatic and antique look on a desk. This Faux Antique Gold Paint Finish will add new life in a designer look to your home office.
This is a simple Faux Antique Gold Paint Finish project; you don’t need to have any experience with glazing or even painting.
This Faux Antique Gold Paint Finish is the perfect way to update those cheap and outdated looking laminate office desk or even wood desks.
There are a few differ coats of paint in this Faux Antique Gold Paint Finish project, so you will need a few days to complete the entire office desk remodel. You won’t be working all day, but the drying paint will take some time.
To Paint a Faux Antique Gold Paint Finish on Your Home Office Desk You Will Need:
Interior Latex Mustard Colored Paint
Gold Metallic Glaze
Polyurethane (oil base)
The first step you are going to have to do is sand your office desk with some sand paper. Wipe the excess dust away with a damp cloth.
Now, let this dry. Paint on your primer. I recommend doing this with a foam roller. You will want to tape off any edges with painter’s tape as well.
Now, let the primer dry.
Now, when applying any type of antique gold glaze to an office desk is to choose the right base coat of interior latex paint.
This is the most important part of the entire office furniture antique remodel project. If you choose to ignore the next bit of advise, I can almost grantee you your Faux Antique Gold Paint finish on the desks will look tacky, fake, and even streaky.
You need to paint the entire desk with a base coat of interior latex paint in a color that will complement the antique gold glaze.
Faux Antique Gold Paint Finish glazes applied over a base coat of white or black gives an unprofessional look that is streaky and unfinished looking.
Now, once your primer is dry you simply roll on the base interior coat of latex paint in the mustard yellow. Allow this paint color to dry. You may want to apply two coats.
Now, roll on the antique gold glaze with a foam roller. You could also paint it on with a soft bristled paint brush in an X motion. The great thing about a faux antique gold paint treatment that uses glaze is that glaze can often stay wet a little longer than traditional paint, which extends the time you have to work with it.
Now, once this antique gold glaze has dried you have to apply about three coats of an oil base polyurethane in matte or shiny.
Allow each coat to dry, and then apply another coat of the oil based polyurethane.
You can also use a clear acrylic paint, it will have less fumes. The clear acrylic will not be as water proof as the oil based paint, so just make sure your use a drink coaster for that cup of morning coffee.