Paint Furniture with Colorantic’s Chalk Based Paint and Bénédicte Girard
How to transform a dresser with Colorantic and Bénédicte Girard
Bénédicte Girard, our new Colorantic’s Blogger Ambassador, Share her new DIY video on furniture restoration. She added fabric on the dresser’s doors. Here are the Colorantic’s products she has used for this project:
If your furniture is on bare wood (here it was natural pine wood), you have no preparation to do. You are ready to paint! If for instance, your furniture has an oil based varnish or paint, melamine or plastic material, we recommand using a primer first. There are a few primer on the market that are very easy to apply. Better be safe than sorry!
You are now ready to paint! Use one of our paint brushes or Velvet Foam Roll and you are ready to start! Bénédicte has painted only one coat of Colorantic’s Grapefruit colour as the natural bare pine wood is drinking well the paint. However, most of the time, furniture will require two paint coats. The lighter the shades are, the more coats are required.
Bénédicte has mixed our pure white Cotton Ball with Grapefruit to make an Ombree technique.
The top of this dresser has been painted with our Opaque Champagne metallic colour. Bénédicte has applied two coats on the top with our Colorantic’s Velvet Foam Roll.
Finally, as a final protection step, we used Colorantic’s Natural Beeswax. It was applied with our 16mm beeswax round paint brush. We started to apply wax an hour after the coat of Grapefruit paint had been applied. Colorantic’s chalk based paints dry between 30 to 45 minutes only!