Dry Brush Technique


Supplies needed:

  • Item to paint
  • Paint
  • Natural bristle brush
  • Cardboard or paper towel


Step 1: Load brush with paint.

Step 2: Dab or brush paint onto cardboard or paper towel to remove some of the paint from the brush.

Step 3: Lightly brush across surface.

Step 4: Layer additional colors using the same process.



Once you have achieved your desired look, set your paint using an APC finishing product. Dry brushing is a great technique for layering colors and highlighting details on furniture pieces.

Post courtesy of Jill and Chantelle for American Paint Company.

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