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Refurbishing a Dining Room Set with Colorantic Products

The Artist Lisa-Marie Tanguay from the Instant de Bonheur workshop located in Victoriaville, informs you about how she refurbished a dining room set with our Colorantic products. These beautiful maple wood furniture pieces deserved a makeover to bring them up to date. For this project, Lisa-Marie used one of Colorantic’s best-selling colours, our beautiful pure white, Cotton Ball.

Read the details below to learn more!

The Steps


It is important to thoroughly clean the furniture. To do so, use Colorantic’s varnish cleaner and remover. Spray, let it sit for 30 minutes, and wipe down well using a warm damp cloth.

Lightly sand to scratch the surfaces. It is important to thoroughly dust before continuing.

Since the old finish was oil-based, it is important to apply a coat of oil primer, which will allow the transition between the old oil-based finish and the new water-based finish of Colorantic paint. This step ensures long-term durability.

Now that you have properly prepared the furniture for painting, you are ready to apply it.



  • Apply a first coat of the Cotton Ball paint. 
  • Since Colorantic chalk paint dries quickly, the drying time is approximately 30 minutes. 
  • Once the time has elapsed, you can apply the second coat of paint.
  • Allow the paint to dry thoroughly for 24 hours before proceeding.


The Finishing Touches

Even though Colorantic’s matte varnish is recommended for dining room furniture, I opted for wax.

  • Once the paint is completely dry, apply the Natural Beeswax wax using the XL round brush. It is important to apply the wax to the entire furniture piece and polish it well.
  • To do this, work on one section at a time. Apply the wax and polish using a cloth or paper towel. Continue this process, regularly changing the cloth, as it will become saturated with wax and unable to polish effectively.
  • If desired, you can lightly sand by wiping the wax with a lightly damp cloth to achieve an even application. Do not apply too much wax as it will extend the drying time.
  • You can proceed to the next step on the same day. Apply a light coat of black wax to the corners and other areas to give a natural weathered look using the 16mm round brush. Do not apply too much dark wax. Lightly sand by rubbing it with a damp cloth.
  • Wait seven days before using the furniture.

You have successfully transformed an ordinary dining room furniture into a unique piece!

Enjoy the look of your new dining room!

Lisa-Marie Tanguay


Artist: Lisa-Marie Tanguay  from Instant de Bonheur à Victoriaville, QC / (581)-595-9523 or email at  lisamarie.tanguay3@hotmail.com Make an appointment or visit the facebook page.

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