Antiquing or "aging" is the faux painting technique used to simulate natural aging and wear and tear with the use of paint glazes, crackle glazes, bees wax, paper, hammers, sandpaper, or chains to distress and weather an object, wall,... The aged antiqued effect can be achieved by using a latex or oil color glaze or varnish that looks like an aged, brown, color or by whitewashing and wiping most of the white wash off. This antiquing faux finish can be used on furniture, built-in cabinets, walls, floors, and accessories. Surfaces need to be clean and dry and free of dirt, oil, or wax before antiquing. A water clean-up polyurethane varnish will stain and protect the surface or object your antiquing as well. Emily Smith displays her before and after faux painting antiquing examples below.