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.
Next we worked on the damaged top
Embossing Medium is from The Couture Collection! http:/www.paintcouture.com
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!
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!
We love how this paint covers!
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.
Now I will get ready to glaze “Ingrid” with our Lime Wash Glaze.
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:
Here is a picture of the inside painted with Candlelight then Lime Wash Glaze
I hope you will try our Colors of Sweden paints and glazes!
Thank you reading our post and happy painting!