For centuries craftsmen purposefully applied paints, glazes and lacquer “one coat over another” to create the depth, richness and variation desired; when decorating furniture, walls, woodwork and pottery.

Over the years, these layers of finishes naturally wear away, become discolored, chipped or damaged, revealing the many layers originally applied.

We call this revealing of the layers of finishes an item’s patina.

Today we find this aging process look to be pleasing and appealing.

Place furniture with a patina finish in almost any design style setting-formal or informal. Arouse interest by placing the piece next to a non-distressed item to create contrast.

Create an artificial patina on walls or furniture by applying one of several different distressing techniques.