One of the best furniture transformations we have seen on the Decogarden programme was the transformation of a dark wood cabinet using the Pintyplus Chalk spray paint.
The texture created by this paint cannot be fully appreciated in a photo, but it has a velvety look and doesn’t require sanding unless you are creating this vintage Shabby Chic appearance described later.
Follow the usual steps;
Clean and cover areas that will not paint. As this is an example, always wear glasses and mask, and although they really are not necessary in the case of Pintyplus chalk paint to be formulated water-based support the initiative. Prevention is ever more and less when we are not aware of all the products that are part of the formula for each product.
The Grey Ash Pintyplus Chalk Paint Spray was used for this project. Spray thin layers of paint without accumulating too much at a certain point. If sparying several layers it is best to pass a cloth or brush over the surface between coats to remove dust from the previous layer. This is because to achieve this chalk effect, the paint is heavily loaded with solids and the next coat will not adhere to the loose particles. Two layers were used on this occasion with 15 minutes drying time was allowed between coats.
Once dry, Yolanda began sanding gently, using fine sandpaper. Then more intensively in areas where we wanted the base colour to show through to create the vintage effect, such as along the edges, corners and where there is decorative detail.
For the top or countertop we decided to use a decorative paper. To fix it in place we used the Adhesive Permanent Greenox and Varnish Waterbased Art & Craft Pintyplus to protect the paper. This same spray varnish could be also used to protect the entire cabinet, but then would have lost some of the silky feel.
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