The finish started out with a layer of deep red. This is Milk Paint and it has a very, very flat finish. This is the base layer.
The next layer is Oyster White This will be the final surface. Milk paint starts out very flat but with a little sanding and buffing it gets a nice semi-gloss finish.
Once the two layers have dried, we do a bit of distressing by sanding through the top layer and in some areas even through the base layer. Looks like a well-used bass right out of the gate. Then we add a urethane coat to seal the paint and give it some water-resistance.
Voila! An old familiar friend from the very first day. No need to worry about getting that first scratch or nick or ding, they’re already there!