How to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring and Summer
Does the arrival of spring make you want a refresh? Wherever you go, you will find products or ideas that will inspire you to refresh your environment, both inside and out. The question you are probably asking yourself is, how to freshen up your home for spring and summer (interior and/or exterior) without spending a lot of money? In this article, you will find simple ideas and solutions to answer your question.
Whether you are looking to spruce up a room by adding a touch of color, modernizing your kitchen cabinets or simply adding some finesse to your environment, Colorantic has everything you need to help you complete your project.
Upgrading what you already own is a great way to bring your surroundings back to life without having to invest too much time and effort. Isn’t that also a good way to protect our planet?
When it comes to sprucing up an outdated room, that doesn’t necessarily mean it needs a complete makeover. All it takes is a little imagination and the use of excellent products to breathe new life into it. Upgrading a single piece of furniture in your room will make a big difference.
Don’t know how to do it? Here is everything you need to know!
At Colorantic, we seek to provide you with simple and fun solutions that produce amazing results.
About Colorantic paint
Colorantic chalk paint is a high quality, non-toxic, odourless and completely VOC-free paint. Our products meet Health Canada standards for VOC rules (volatile organic compounds).
The addition of colourants for premixed colors also meets the Canadian standard of less than 60 g/L VOC.
Did you know that Colorantic is the only chalk paint company to use real liquid chalk in its recipe. It can therefore proudly bear its name.
Unlike conventional latex or oil-based paints, chalk-based paint requires little preparation. With few exceptions, there is no need to sand or prime surfaces before painting, making it ideal for DIY projects.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Cololorantic paint is a good choice for all levels. Our top-of-the-line, creamy, unctuous and high coverage paint allows you to apply few coats. Colorantic offers you a very nice range of premixed colours! It is also possible to create new shades by mixing some of these colours.
Colorantic is the only chalk paint company offering you the possibility of endless colours…yes, yes, you read that right! Colorantic offers you bases that can be tinted with the colour codes of your favourite paint manufacturers.
“Your furniture is discolored
and lost its freshness? You can repaint it using Colorantic paint, a
Canadian brand. This easy-to-use, fast-drying paint
can be used on almost any surface”.
Journal de Montréal.
As mentioned in this article from Montreal Journal, Colorantic chalk paint is a high quality Canadian product that can be used on many surfaces. We invite you to see the article in order to be inspired by the tips and ideas shared on how to freshen up your interior and/or exterior while being respectful of the environment.
Wood, Fabric, Plastic, Melamine, Metal and Leather!
In one of her articles, journalist Natalie Sicard offers you many good ideas for using Colorantic chalk-based paint.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! As we mentioned earlier, Colorantic chalk-based paint can be used on multiple surfaces. If you have other types of surfaces like fabric, plastic, melamine, metal or leather, our high quality chalk based paint works great. In some cases you will need a primer to prepare the surface for best results.
We recommend applying an oil-based primer before adding Colorantic™ chalk-based paint and we recommend applying Colorantic™ topcoat after painting. This will increase the life of your furniture!
How to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring and Summer
In order to give a youthful air to your surroundings for the spring and summer season, just use Colorantic products. Your furniture and your decorative objects will brighten up your living spaces. Objects that may seem eccentric to you can become a magnificent decorative element with Colorantic.
You all have a creative side, you just have to let your imagination run wild to create works of art that you will be very proud of. Keep reading and you’ll learn everything you need to know. Little by little your ideas will become reality and you will be very proud of it.
The steps to follow…
As mentioned earlier, our chalk-based paint requires very little preparation. However, it is essential to prepare your furniture and/or any other object very well before starting your work.
Step 1. Prepare the surface:
To remove chipped paint and/or rust, simply use our two (2) grit sanding block or a wire brush. It may be necessary to use an electric sandblaster as well.
Step 2. Cleaning:
It is essential to do a very good cleaning before you start painting. Spray the Colorantic cleaner & varnish remover, let it sit for 30 minutes. It is very important to rinse well with hot water two (2) times to remove all residue and allow the paint to adhere well. We suggest that you scratch the surfaces by sanding very lightly, which will allow the primer or paint to adhere very well.
Step 3. Applying primer (if needed):
If necessary, now is the time to apply the primer.
Step 4. Applying the paint:
Once the primer is completely dry, you are now at the most pleasant stage of upgrading, that of applying the paint. To do this, we suggest our velvet finish foam brushes and/or rollers. If necessary, you can soon apply a second coat of paint since it dries quickly. If you want a softer finish, you can sand very lightly between coats.
Step 5. Sand for an aged look:
Once the paint is finished, you can sand in different places to give an aged look. I suggest you choose strategic places where wear and tear would naturally occur. Our two (2) grain sanding block is the ideal accessory for this operation.
Step 6. Finishing:
Once you are done painting, we suggest that you protect your paint so that your work is very durable. Three choices of finish are available to you: wax, matte varnish (+/- 10% shine) or clear glaze, translucent window (+/- 35% shine)
Variety of effects:
You can achieve a wide variety of effects using Colorantic chalk-based paint. Its matte and powdery finish will give a very nice look to your upgrades. Depending on the technique used, you can give an aged or not style to your furniture and various objects! It’s all in the way of painting.
Colorantic can transform ordinary objects into exceptional works of art.
Here are some of the effects you can achieve by using chalk-based paint:
- crackle effect
- metal effect
- matte effect
- bleached effect
- sparkling, shiny effect
- lacquered or antique effect
Now that you know how to freshen up your home for spring and summer with Colorantic you can start having fun with our products and resources. You will quickly notice that we are committed to providing our customers with everything they need for successful refinishing. You are now ready to refresh your surroundings and enjoy the warm weather.
For you valued customers, we are also constantly creating content to help you with your projects. You can access it through our social media platforms and our website.