“Ingrid” Painted Furniture

"Ingrid" before painting

“Ingrid” before painting

We hope you enjoy this step by step transformation, my teaching assistant Suzie Frietag helped me with this project.

Suzie lightly “scuff sanded” this piece with 220 grit sandpaper because it had layers of sun damage and crackle of old polyurethene, which needed to be smoothed out.  If I am ever in doubt about a piece I lightly scuff sand it.

Next we cleaned “Ingrid” with Krud Kutter Gloss Off using a Scotch Brite scrub sponge.  This product takes off grease, grime, de-glosses the surface and it does not need to be rinsed.

Our “Ingrid” Painted Furniture was a very old piece and looked as though it was Mahogany Wood.  From past experiences we know that this can release tannins that come up and bleed through the paint.  So after cleaning, we used our favorite precaution product – Myland’s Sanding Sealer, a very high quality shellac.  It is applied with a chip brush and dries in 30 minutes.  We applied two coats, which is usually the best bet to prevent those tannins from coming through!

Although this may seem like a lot of steps it does not take that long; it ensures a long lasting finish when you are painting over something very old, layered with dirt and cracked polyurethane.

 

Myland's Sanding Sealer

Myland’s Sanding Sealer

 

Mylands Sanding has been applied to the entire piece using a chip brush

Mylands Sanding has been applied to the entire piece using a chip brush.  We applied 2 coats with 30 minutes dry time between coats.

Next we worked on the damaged top

Damaged Top - Before

Damaged Top – Before

 

Embossing Medium will be used to repair the damaged top

Embossing Medium will be used to repair the damaged top

Embossing Medium is from The Couture Collection! http:/www.paintcouture.com

Embossing Medium is used to repair the top

Embossing Medium is used to repair the top

Suzie applied Embossing Medium with a Bondo Blade pushing it into the crevices.  When it was dry we lightly sanded it with 220 grit sandpaper to level the surface.  In a few places we needed a second coat, and repeated the process.  Now she is ready to paint!

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Misty Fjord was chosen for “Ingrid” Painted Furniture; this is a very soft green-gray.  Colors of Sweden furniture paint is 100% acrylic paint which is very durable and gets very hard when cured.  It is also non-toxic and has zero VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), which are harmful to you and the environment.

I love to roll on paint using the 1/4″ nap Velour Roller on flat surfaces.  Our paint glides on so smooth!

 

Rolling on Misty Fjord with a 1/4" nap Velour roller

Misty Fjord with a 1/4″ nap Velour roller

 

Rolling on Misty Fjord Paint with the 1/4" nap Velour roller

Rolling on Misty Fjord Paint with the 1/4″ nap Velour roller

We love how this paint covers!

 

Painted Top with Misty Fjord Paint - Rolled on with the 1/4" nap Velour Roller

Painted Top with Misty Fjord Paint – Rolled on with the 1/4″ nap Velour Roller

 

I used the Zibra Square Brush to apply Misty Fjord Paint to the details

I used the Zibra Square Brush to apply Misty Fjord Paint to the details that I could not reach with the roller

 

Applying Misty Fjord paint with the Zibra Square Brush

Applying Misty Fjord paint with the Zibra Square Brush

I applied 2 coats of Misty Fjord paint and let it dry 4 hours between coats.  Suzie thought it would be a good idea to paint the inside drawers a different color, she chose Candlelight Colors of Sweden paint.

 

Inside drawers painted with Candlelight Colors of Sweden paint

Inside drawers painted with Candlelight Colors of Sweden paint

 

Now I will get ready to glaze “Ingrid” with our Lime Wash Glaze.

 

Tools for Glazing: Zibra Brush and Staining Pad

Tools for Glazing: Zibra Brush and Staining Pad

I apply the glaze with a brush and remove it with a dampened staining pad.  Here is a short video showing how I applied the Lime Wash Glaze over Misty Fjord Colors of Sweden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Vj7_wFgCc

 

Lime Wash Glaze on the drawers over Misty Fjord paint

Lime Wash Glaze on the drawers over Misty Fjord paint

 

"Ingrid" painted with Misty Fjord and Lime Wash Glaze

“Ingrid” painted with Misty Fjord and Lime Wash Glaze

 

Top close up showing the subtle sheen of the Lime Wash Glaze over Misty Fjord paint

Top close up showing the subtle sheen of the Lime Wash Glaze over Misty Fjord paint

Here is a picture of the inside painted with Candlelight then Lime Wash Glaze

 

Candlelight paint with Lime Wash Glaze on inside drawers, Misty Fjord paint with Lime Wash Glaze over the rest of the piece

Candlelight paint with Lime Wash Glaze on inside drawers, Misty Fjord paint with Lime Wash Glaze over the rest of the piece

 

"Ingrid" painted in Misty Fjord, Candlelight on inside drawers and Lime Wash Glaze

“Ingrid” painted in Misty Fjord, Candlelight on inside drawers and Lime Wash Glaze

I hope you will try our Colors of Sweden paints and glazes!

Thank you reading our post and happy painting!