Let’s get started…
Choose your first piece of furniture. Go for something you want to make beautiful and brilliant, outstanding and unique because very soon it will be.
Supplies needed to make your furniture smile.
A Mini Roller tray set. We use a ‘4’ flat pile simulated roller for best results.
Chalk Vogue chalk paint
Small flat brush
Remove any removable items – handles, shelves, drawers.
Gently run your hand over your piece of furniture to find any flakes or bumpy bits which might need sanding.
Get rid of grease, polish, dirt with water and Sugar Soap. Sugar Soap is available at B&Q and all major supermarkets.
Even if your furniture appears to be clean, it will still need cleaning. Sorry! Give it a once over with your Sugar Soap then follow up with some water on a clean cloth to get rid of any sneaky residue. Allow time to dry – you can waft it with your hands if you’re impatient.
Painting with a Roller
Pour a small amount of paint in your roller tray.
First, if your surface is not totally flat fill in the more difficult to reach places with a small flat brush – an artist’s brush is ideal – but any small flat paintbrush will do.
Once these tricky areas are painted start by Rolling the flat areas of your piece one section at a time, in one direction.
Using a roller will achieve a thinner coverage so you may need an extra coat with lighter colours.
Allow first coat to dry completely before painting the second coat.
Repeat for the second coat
Rolling about on the floor congratulating yourself between coats is entirely optional but is highly recommended.
Use wax on all furniture EXCEPT hard traffic areas which might come into contact with water, like kitchen cupboards or outside where it might (probably will) rain. For these areas, we recommend a good quality water based varnish.
You can use a wax-brush, sponge or lint-free cloth to apply. Simply dab on then follow the grain in thin coats. Then give it a rub with the lint-free cloth to remove any excess.
Let the wax dry for ten minutes – put your feet up and have a cuppa, come on, you deserve it – then buff it up with a clean, dry, lint-free cloth.
After a few hours, you can repeat the waxing process to make your furniture extra tough and to protect your lovely work. 2/3 coats of wax will make it superhero(ine) durable.
Be careful! Your wax will not cure/go hard, for up to 30 days. You can use your furniture before then but be gentle with it.