Distressing and aging painted furniture seems like something you cant really go wrong with. But, its actually much harder to do well than it looks. There is definitely an art to it. Here are some common problems that can ruin a distressed paint finish.
Water based primer takes up to 7 days or more to fully cure and then was as hard as a rock and difficult to get off. He also said that oil based primer takes days & Shellac based primer takes 3 days to fully cure.