Brushed/Striate Glaze

The glaze is applied using a brush resulting in a definite pattern, especially on ends and edges where the glaze will build up. These same brushstrokes also remove excess glaze.

Chips & Dings

Indentations and missing pieces on the edges or corners.

Crackled Finish

A technique that uses specially formulated paint to intentionally fracture the surface. As this paint dries, it creates a random pattern of small cracks throughout the surface.


A technique that creates an aged/worn overall appearance.

Deep Gouging

Deep indentations on the face of the piece.


In flyspecking small to large spots of stain are spattered onto the surface of the wood.


The glaze is applied to the entire surface and then wiped off with a cloth, leaving a residue in any depressions, cracks or blemishes. It's used to magnify any defects in the wood and will change the color of the stain used underneath the glaze.

Rock Distressed

Small dents applied randomly

Rub Through

Areas of the piece are sanded away after the finish is applied to simulate areas that have experienced wear. A glaze is applied to rub through to give a tone aged look


A technique that utilizes sand to create an aged/worn appearance to a finished surface.

Time Worn

Profile areas are sanded in a random pattern before the finish is applied.

Worm Holes

Tiny cylindrical holes are applied in a cluster pattern.