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Furniture Upcycling

I had an old piece of furniture that needed at bit of attention. So I decided to inject a bit of life into it with the addition of paint! The results are Fab!

Firstly I started by giving the table a quick sand using some fine grit pads. Then I washed the table with some sugar soap. This degreases the surface and gives a sound base to paint onto. Any dust was cleaned off to leave the surface ready to prime. I then used some ESP to treat the table, this can be applied using a brush or a cloth. I used a lint free cloth.  You paint it on then buff it off after 30mins. It’s incredibly easy to use and leaves the surface ready for any paint be it water or oil based.

I chose water based for its quick drying and ease of use qualities. I then applied a base coat of matt emulsion in a deep cream. The reason I did this was to allow the top coat of metallic paint to have a similar coloured base to make coverage easier.  Metallic paints tend to have a level of transparency. One coat of the emulsion was enough to cover the deep mahogany.

Next was the exciting part, the metallic antique gold. I chose Polyine Metallic.  This product has an extreme lustre and leaves a deep rich colour which is very durable.  The great thing about the product is that it’s quick drying and I was able to wash the brushes out with water.  Two coats left a perfect finish.

The final element was the table top.  I chose Johnstones black satin for its good coverage.  Being another water based product it was easy to apply, quick drying and once again I could wash the brushes out with water.

 

Ta-da!! Our new look table is done! And we are really pleased with the results. It was quick, easy to work with and the results speak for themselves.

Shona

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