Frenchic Furniture Paint has no hidden nasties (in fact all our ingredients are written on the can). It is an all natural, chalk and mineral paint that requires no stirring, shaking or the addition of water. We don’t add VOC’s, toxins or solvents and it has virtually no smell (which is important when painting indoors!). You’ll find that it is creamy, rich and has superior coverage. As an added bonus, Frenchic Furniture Paint has endured rigorous testing and has been EN:71-3 certified, meaning it is safe to paint children’s toys and nursery furniture.
Clean The Piece Of Furniture
To get started, clean the piece of furniture you’ll be painting. Give it a wipe down to remove any dirt and lint. Sugar Soap is a great way to clean and prepare all surfaces prior to painting with a light sand.
Patch Holes And Scratches
Inspect your piece of furniture to identify any gouges or deep scratches that will need to be filled in before the painting can begin. Add a filler with a putty knife, level it out, then gently sand the surface until smooth. Again, make sure all dust has settled and been cleaned off before painting with Sugar Soap.
Tape Where Needed
Stick down masking tape where you do not intend to paint, such as doorknobs, handles or glass. This will help you create a neat edge while protecting the other material from paint.
Once you’ve laid down some newspaper or drop sheets, it’s time to get painting! Using your brush, apply the chalk paint, working your way up from the bottom of the piece of furniture. Paint in long, sweeping strokes, going with the grain of the wood. Keep in mind that chalk paint dries fast, so work quickly to get the best effect.
If you are painting a dark piece of furniture a lighter colour, you may need three coats for solid coverage. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long in-between coats because the paint dries so quickly. If you’re looking to create a more distressed piece, two coats of paint may be enough. Artisan needs to be sealed so either use a wax or finishing coat.