Techniques for a Distressed, Antiqued, Mottled or Marbled Finish on Leather or Vinyl Upholstery
The marbled or distressed-leather-look is mostly a matter of technique. The trick is not so much how you apply the color, but how you disperse it. This video demonstrates how forgiving Rub 'n Restore® water-based finishes are and the variety of printing techniques you can use. See real customer photos here: rubnrestore.com/reviews-and-testimonials/.
00:21 - Choosing a print color
01:00 - Preparing your sponge
01:50 - Mixing a diluted glaze
02:16 - Spritz water for chaos and flow
02:50 - Dab and disperse the glaze
04:00 - Erasing (if necessary)
05:00 - Takeaway tips
05:17 - Other techniques for the adventurous!
05:54 - The next afternoon, the matching sofa
06:29 - Rethinking the print color
06:56 - Swiping-dispersing method
07:29 - The following weekend wrap-up
07:55 - Stripping some of my first experimental sections
09:35 - Leather can take a beating and still looks great!
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