Colorantic chalk paint; How do I paint a piece of furniture? With Bénédicte Girard
Bénédicte Girard, our new Colorantic ambassador blogger, publishes her first video on DIY furniture refinishing with chalk paint.
The talented Bénédicte painted with Colorantic paint and added Tissus on the dresser doors. First of all, to paint this piece of furniture, she used various Colorantic products such as..:
Firstly, if your furniture is on bare wood (here it was new pine), you don’t need to do any preparation. On the other hand, if your furniture has an old varnish or oil-based paint, or another type of material such as melamine, high-gloss metal or plastic. In these cases, there are oil-based primers to apply to the furniture without too many preparation steps before using the chalk paints.
Chalk painting steps
Now you’re ready to paint! Use one of our velvet-finish foam brushes or rollers, and you’re done! So she used just one coat of paint, since the grapefruit color gives great coverage and the bare wood looks good. However, for less absorbent surfaces, we recommend two coats of Colorantic chalk paint.
Our blogger Bénédicte then mixed pure white Cotton Ball with pink Grapefruit to create an Ombrée technique.
First, the tabletop was finished with our opaque metallic paint called Champagne. She then applied two coats of Champagne metallic paint with a velvet-finish foam roller.
Finally, for final protection, a natural wax from Colorantic, was applied with Colorantic’s 16mm round wax brush to the grapefruit paint, then, one hour after the Colorantic paint coat.
Did you know that Colorantic chalk paints take only 30 to 45 minutes to dry?