How to paint porcelain houses
Diane Lavoie shares with us a special Christmas project that she carried out a few years ago, but which is still relevant around the holidays. How can you paint porcelain houses? Well, the answer can be found just a little further down in this article!
The holiday season is just around the corner, a time when decorating ideas are limitless. Although I am very fond of a few traditions, I also like new things.
It was one morning at the beginning of November 2017, sitting in the workshop in front of the wood stove, my feet propped up on a log and a good hot chocolate in my hand that I suddenly had a mad desire . A desire for raw wood, white, gilding, silver and bling-bling for our new Christmas decorations.
While there is no question of investing in new, I am the great fan of a “makeover”, quickly found myself head first in the bottom of a bin to take out a treasure that had been buried for a few years. .
So excited about my project, just a few minutes later I was in design mode. Here is my first “makeover” for this theme.
Products used to paint the porcelain houses
- Varnish cleaner & remover
- Cotton Ball white paint
- Natural beeswax
- Antique brown wax
- Black Coal wax
- Small Snow White brush (for painting)
- Round silk bristle brush 16 mm (for wax)
- White cotton cloth (T-shirt style)
- Mango granular soap for cleaning the paintbrushes after
Step 1 – Clean
Spray the porcelain houses with the varnish remover/cleaner, spread with a cloth and leave it on the surface for about five minutes.
Step 2 – Rinse
Rinse well by wiping it all down with water to remove all of the residues.
Step 3 -Paint
You are now ready to apply your first coat of Cotton Ball paint. Let it dry well and apply a second coat of paint if needed and let dry for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Step 4 – Wax
Apply a layer of natural beeswax to the entire surface, with a wax brush, this will help you to make any necessary corrections.
Step 5 – Finishing
Mix a little natural beeswax with the antique brown wax to reduce the colour a bit and then apply it with your fingertip and cloth, also use a little charcoal black wax with your fingertip in the desired areas to achieve the desired effect. It is always possible to correct by reapplying natural wax.
Not wanting to spend a huge amount on decorations that are only used a few weeks a year and especially not loving the unnecessary accumulation, I gave a second, third… and even a fourth life to my invaluable treasures.
Living in the beautiful Laurentians region, I like to create with what I already have and with the wonders that nature offers us.
It’s all simply magnificent. You are now ready to paint porcelain houses!