How to prep your Furniture before Chalk Based Painting

by | Oct 24, 2020 | Dressers and Desks, Side Furniture, Steps To Use Our Chalk Based Paints, Tips | 0 comments

Prep furniture

Bénédicte, from La belle commode, shows us today how to properly prep your furniture with Colorantic products. The key to the success and durability of your work lies in the preparation of it, it is the very assurance that your paint will adhere well to the surface. Work more efficiently not harder!
It is therefore essential to follow all the recommended steps before starting to apply chalk paint to your project.

How to prepare a blank piece of furniture (free of varnish)

 

  • First, remove the handles if applicable.
  • Then sand very lightly with the sanding block in the direction of the grain of the wood, only to scratch the surface.
  • Spray on the polish cleaner and remover (which is also used for wax). Let the cleaner act according to the degree of dirt and go with a cloth to remove the residue deposited over time.
  • Finally, go over with a damp cloth to make sure the furniture is free of residue.

How to prepare furniture with water-based varnish

 

  • First, remove the handles if applicable.
  • Then, spray on the polish cleaner and remover. Let the cleaner act for 15-30 minutes, when it is no longer sticky you can remove it and wipe with a cloth to remove the residue deposited over time. This step should remove the chandelier from the furniture, feel free to do it twice if necessary!
  • Then sand very lightly with the sanding block in the direction of the grain of the wood, only to scratch the surface.
  • Finally, go over with a damp cloth to make sure the furniture is free of residue.
  • Apply a Colorantic water-based primer to properly prepare the surface to receive the chalk paint.

How to prepare furniture with oil varnish

 

  • First, remove the handles if applicable.
  • Then, spray on the polish cleaner and remover. Let the cleaner act for 15-30 minutes, when it is no longer sticky you can remove it and wipe with a cloth to remove the residue deposited over time. This step should remove the chandelier from the furniture, feel free to do it twice if necessary!
  • Then sand very vigorously with the sanding block or a sander in the direction of the grain of the wood, only to remove the varnish from the surface. It is not necessary to strip the furniture completely bare.
  • Finally, go over with a damp cloth to make sure the furniture is free of residue.
  • Apply a Colorantic oil primer to properly prepare the surface to receive the chalk paint.

CONCLUSION

You are therefore ready to paint your furniture, which, with its new look, will embellish your decor.

Benedicte Girard

Blogger and Artist

La Belle Commode by Bénédicte Girard

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Benedicte Girard

Bénédicte Girard owns a business called La belle commode. It is a Quebec furniture revaluation company. Proudly located in Rawdon in Lanaudière.

The one who adores vintage and period furniture restore its charm to furniture that is sometimes neglected for too long. It makes new with old, but think again, it makes old with new too! Bénédicte Girard knows how to give a charm of yesteryear, even to IKEA furniture! Formerly a nursing assistant, she left her stable job to pursue a dream of having her own business, and she has no regrets! She often thanks to her dear father who showed her how the tools work and who taught her and helped her during all these years. The love of furniture must run in the family! She often shows you her completed projects on her Facebook business page. And not just anyhow, Bénédicte loves to showcase her work before immortalizing it on the networks! She also shows her renovation ideas, her workshop, her blended family that she adores and her dog who likes to test the quality of the furniture but don't be mistaken, it's not just the furniture that occupies her! Colorantic collaborator since 2019, she knows chalk based paint very well! Be sure to read our blogs for inspiration!

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