The Vaseline paint layering technique for furniture can be tweaked to give all kinds of distressed paint looks.
VASELINE PAINT LAYERING TECHNIQUE FOR FURNITURE
STEP 1. APPLY THE FIRST LAYER OF PAINT.
Brush on your first paint color. Doesn’t matter what color it is but you need to have a plan before you start.
You must apply just the right amount of Vaseline between the paint layers. If the layer of Vaseline is too thick or heavy the next layer of paint will be slimy and that isn't good.
STEP 2. APPLY A LAYER OF VASELINE PETROLEUM JELLY OVER THE PAINT.
STEP 3. APPLY THE SECOND PAINT COLOR.
My second layer color choice was gray. I wanted a soft dreamy look and a flat finish. To get the flat finish and the gray color I mixed my own color once again.
STEP 5. APPLY THE THIRD PAINT COLOR TO ADD MORE DEPTH OF COLOR.
For paint color number three I just added more of the Martha Stewart Wedding Cake color (white) to the gray paint mixture (second paint color) to make a light gray.
Now we’re ready to distress the paint. Where the Vaseline has been applied the paint will not bond properly and will come off when distressed with sandpaper.
STEP 6. DISTRESS THE LAYERED PAINT.