Pottery Barn Black Furniture Finish Tutorial= Ace Hardware’s Royal paint in “Cannon ball” to paint 2 coats. Then once it dries completely, use a 120 grit sheet of sandpaper to distress the areas you want the wood color to show through.
How to 'weather' wood remove varnish take steel wool and put in a jar and cover with vinegar. Let it sit at least 24 hours make a strong cup of tea and brush the tea on the wood and let dry. brush on the vinegar mixture.
The Secret to Sanding Hard to Reach Places. You'll never use Sandpaper again! Brush on a deglosser instead (Klean Strip Easy Liquid Sander Deglosser). It deglosses surfaces and scratches it up so paint will adhere and not peel off