A bunch of us furniture painters decided to get together and share the tools we use when we transform furniture pieces.
We all have our own "things" that are a must in our Paint Bag.
My basket is full of goodies, but not beauties!
I always have funtrintre wax:
I use several different clear waxes (Annie Sloane and Miss Mustard Seed). I love this clear Carnuba wax for a few reasons. It smells good-kind of like Eucalyptus and Tea Tree, it is soft and easy to use, and it is reasonably priced online.
I love Annie Sloane dark wax and use it for most of my pieces since I like the patina and character it gives.
I use a lot of oil ( Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil is one of my favs., but I was out of it for this post). I can buy this Linseed oil at my local paint store and it is reasonably priced and lasts a long time. I mix it with my waxes to stain wood and to give a painted piece of furniture patina.
This month’s contest is being sponsored by Pure & Original paintsand our theme is Pure Colors, Original Elegance. Pure & Original is a luxury brand of paint imported from the Netherlands. The paint is made from minerals, chalk, and water, is environmentally-friendly, and has little to no VOC. It doesn’t need to be sealed for indoor or outdoor use.
CONTESTANTS WERE GIVEN FREE PRODUCT TO TRY IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR CONTEST ENTRY. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS FOR PURE & ORIGINAL PAINT. IF A PURCHASE IS MADE THROUGH AN AFFILIATE LINK, I WILL RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. ALL STATEMENTS AND OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.
I found a great old serpentine dresser on Craigslist:
It was in very rough shape-drawers sticking, dings, scratches and paint coming off.
After a good cleaning and a quick sanding I was ready to paint.
I ordered Libo Blue and Island White. I decided to paint the dresser with Libo Blue. After painting the dresser with one coat-I was in love with this paint! I paint a lot of furniture and I have to say that this paint is now one of my favorites for sure. It goes on smooth, dries fast, and has excellent coverage!
I was very impressed that paint naturally filled in and disguised most of the rough issues this dresser had. I definitely did not make it smooth before I started to paint.