Distressed paint white color can give your furniture or cabinets a classic, old-fashioned look. Confirming white color is the easiest on solid wood surfaces, but you may also need white wall paint as long as you are careful not to damage the plaster. Confirming white color requires build up several layers of paint, so set a few days for your project to allow drying time between each layer. Thoroughly clean your surfaces before starting to ensure the best surface for your color.
Wipe solid wood furniture with a hammer, chain or other hard objects to create bumps and scratches. Do not use this method to need walls or objects that are not solid wood. Distressed paint your furniture piece, wall or other object with a solid layer of non-white latex paints. Use a brush for small or rough areas and a roll for large, flat surfaces. This color will show through parts of your distressed white color, so choose a color that you want to use as an accent. Reddish brown offers high contrast, while yellow will give you a more subtle look. Streak small amounts of petroleum jelly on the surface in areas where you want the base color to show through.
Distressed paint your object or surface white. Paint over jelly with a long draw brush, and then use another brush or roles to fill the rest of the surface. Do not roll over the areas coated with petroleum jelly, or the roller will pick up some of the fabric and create a pattern over the rest of the wall. Run a rigid brush, such as a wallpaper brush, over random areas of the white color, when it is partially dry adds scratches on the surface. Rub the brush easily to put texture or heavily to scratch all the way down to the base coat. On walls, place most scratches and marks in the lower areas, where objects are more likely to hit the wall. On furniture, brush any place that seems likely to be scratched by heavy use.
Wipe your surface with a rough cloth, egg. Terry when the color is completely dry. The color of the Vaseline should cottager, leaving you with base coat showing through in these areas. Rub over brushed areas and remove any distressed paint. Spray a cleaner over the past jellied areas and clean the remaining jelly properly. Sand down all color drops or raised areas around the brush brushes with sandpaper. This will change the texture of the color as well as to remove signs of fresh color. Mix a small amount of yellow acrylic paint with water until you have a mostly transparent laundry that is a slightly muddy yellow.