When we paint your furniture we do like to do things properly. And that certainly uses a lot of furniture paints, most typically a Dulux or a Johnstone's paint. To show you what we do, we've listed all the various steps we take when we paint your furniture from start to finish.
Furniture Painting Steps
Prepare for Painting
First of all we check that your furniture is sound for paint. And, if it's not we'll glue any loose items or replace panel pins as needed. That's because it's so much easier doing these jobs before we paint! Then we remove any fittings, such as hinges, escutcheons or metal handles. We will also remove wooden handles if it's possible. And if you asked for a two-tone look, then we'll sand down the furniture top completely.
Depending on the furniture we'll use a water-based primer or a solvent-based one. They both dry very readily, but the solvent primer does have more power to hide wood knots, stains or even felt tip pen marks!
Furniture Paints: Undercoat
An undercoat helps get everything ready for the decorative coatings. We'll use a white undercoat for most of our work, but occasionally we'll paint with a grey undercoat, especially if we intend to use a dark decorative paint…or if, there's a possibility of an interesting "shabby chic" look with a grey undercoat.
The final step is the decorative paint coating. Mostly we use Dulux or Johnstones paints in any colour you choose. But we'll also paint with Crown, Little Green, Annie Sloan and Valspar for example. We prefer to use water-based decorative coatings as they're quick to dry, resilient and they don't go yellow with age. Typically we'll paint with an eggshell finish, but occasionally we're asked to use a satin or a gloss finish. And some of our work involves chalk paints and emulsion washes on furniture.
When you're ready for the first step in your furniture makeover or you want to discuss suitable furniture paints, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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