When you find your perfect paint project we know you are super keen to get started. The most important step always is the prep! Do not skip the prep process, it will give your paint finish the right foundation to properly adhere to and last generations. Keeping in mind, this is a hand-painted piece, so we must embrace that it won’t look like a sprayed factory finish. If it isn’t perfectly perfect it’s ok! This guide will help give you the knowledge and understanding of how to achieve a smooth flawless finish.
1. Select your furniture ie. dresser, end table, foyer table to give a few examples.
2. Remove all hardware
3. Clean your furniture piece Fusion TSP (purchase in-store or online) . This product is amazing.
4. Give your piece a good scruff with 220 grit sanding paper (can be purchased at our store). Note: you are not sanding to remove the wood colour, just enough to give the piece good adhesion. Helps remove the remnants of furniture polish and grime.
5. Wipe with a tach cloth.
6.Temperature is an important factor in drying time, optimal temperature is 20 degrees Celsius. If your temperature is lower or higher, allow for a longer drying time.
Our Ultra Grip allows for Fusion™ to adhere to surfaces that are typically not for painting such as a lacquered surface, melamine, thermofoil or laminate.
Use it on surfaces that you can’t sand, such as thermofoil or some laminates, or even really detailed high gloss surfaces that are too difficult to scuff.
Our Extender is great for those who want a longer open time with the paint, to help minimize the look of brush strokes and to extend drying time giving you more time to smooth out your finish.
***Temperature is an important factor in drying time of paint, optimal temperature is 70 degrees celsius.You can use a brush and/or flock roller kit (can be purchased at our store). The flock roller is used on the top, sides and drawers of the dresser, enhancing a smooth application. The brush is used to get into tight corners.
1. Apply your first coat, don't saturate the roller, the first coat doesn't require full coverage. If you see the grain underneath don't worry. Let the first coat dry for an hour. Take note of where you started, so your second coat is a systematic approach.
2. Look for drips constantly, a sign you may be using too much paint. If you find one, early enough you can dry brush it. It you don't notice until later, it can be sanded.
3. Apply your second coat and wait until it drys. Average time is an 1-2 hours depending on temperature and humidity.
4. Spray paint your hardware, use the original or purchase new from our great in store selection.
NOTES: When your furniture is dark such as mahogany or walnut you may need a stain blocker (can be purchase in store). This is often the case when painting with light colours on dark wood you may see "bleed through" which are the natural tannins of the wood. Some of our clients like this as it shows the patina of the wood.
Turn your furniture in different angles helps decreases the areas you can't generally see.
*** Sand in a well ventilated area, when painting over painted furniture,
Our paints are 100% water based with low voc, low order
Always read the label
***Do not leave paint unattended around children. Store in a safe place, out of their reach.
In the event of an emergency due to ingestion, call poison control and or 911
We carry a selection of unique knobs,