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In this post, you will discover the dry pincel technique, a popular decorative tool that will allow you to transform furniture and objects in a simple way. We collaborate with Mari Luz Santander (@bricoydeco) is a content creator and expert in home DIY, who showed us this technique at the Home – Eurobrico fair. You will learn what it consists of and how to apply it to obtain spectacular visual results.

What is the dry pincel technique?

The dry brush technique, also known as dry brush, is a popular way to decorate furniture and objects due to its ease of learning and the impressive visual results it offers. With this technique, you apply a small amount of paint to the brush, which gives the object a less intense tone and creates decorative effects, such as pickling. Mari Luz de taught us this incredible process in one of our charity workshops.

Necessary materials:

To apply this technique, you will need the following materials:

  • Brush, brush or palatine: It is recommended that the bristles are hard or semi-hard and synthetic hair, as they are ideal for water-based paintings.
  • Paint: TColors acrylic paints and Chalk Paint are recommended options, as they are water-based, EN-71 certified and allergen-free, in addition to having a wide range of colors.
  • Paper or mix palette (optional): You can use paper or a mix palette to discharge the paint, which means the brush or brush will only carry a little color.

How to apply the dry brush technique?

How to apply the dry brush technique:

To achieve a pickling effect with this technique, follow these steps:

  1. Paint the support with acrylic paint or Chalk Paint of your favorite color and wait for it to dry completely.
  2. Choose a color that contrasts with the base (for example, black on white) and lightly stain the brush or brush. Paint the support with acrylic paint or Chalk Paint of your favorite color and wait for it to dry completely.
  3. Apply the dry brush on the surface using longitudinal brushstrokes, blurring the stroke with each pass.
  4. To highlight the pickling effect, paint with the dry brush the areas of the furniture that tend to wear naturally, such as corners and edges.
  5. Wait for it to dry and apply wax or varnish as a final finish.

The dry brush technique is a simple and effective way to decorate furniture and objects with paint. With this technique, you can achieve impressive transformations and unique customizations for your home. Dare to try it and let your creativity fly! Practice with distinct colors and enjoy the spectacular results you will get.