There's a brand of paint that is taking furniture painting by storm. I’ve had so much fun with these paints and since we are also retailing them in-store, I decided to write a little tutorial for those that have not tried any mineral paints previously.
This high-quality Chalk and Mineral paint is available in over 60 fantastic colours, 15 of which have a unique wax infusion, another 15 are weatherproof, with no need to seal. It paints like a dream with superior coverage and when you do need to use our body butterlike wax, it glides on easily and you won’t need to use as much as you would with conventional paints.
Frenchic Furniture Paint has no hidden nasties (ALL the ingredients are written on the can). An all-natural, eco-friendly paint that requires minimal stirring, contains minimal added VOC’s, zero toxins and has virtually no smell, so great for painting indoors! You’ll find that it is creamy, rich and easy to use so is the perfect paint for upcycling revamps. As a bonus, Frenchic Furniture Paint has endured rigorous testing and has been EN:71-3 certified, meaning it is safe to paint children’s toys and nursery furniture.
Environmentally friendly products are important for a sustainable future, and the multi-purpose, long-life natural toxin-free paint is breathable and a great choice for your home and family lifestyle.
Our homes are an extension of ourselves and there is a great deal of reward in a touch of DIY. Frenchic Paint offers a safe solution that does not skimp on style or substance.
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How to Use Frenchic
Find a piece of furniture that is unwanted and deeply marked and just generally sad! You’ll be amazed at what this paint can do! Or you could spruce up any items in your home such as old pine bedside drawers, or metal lantern, terracotta plant pots, or even lampshades! – the list is endless.
Actually its quite addictive once you start to paint!
Prepare the surface by Sanding down. For bad chipped areas, you could use sandpaper no. 150. It is not necessary to always sand down it just depends on the condition of the piece you are upcycling.
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Wipe down any dust from the sanding – to ensure that the surface has not trapped any dust when you paint. Mix some sugar soap with warm water and wash down the area scrubbing to remove any grease or grime. Then rinse off with cold water and leave to dry.
And Paint! – I have found a little pot of water to dip the tip of the paintbrush helps with smoother strokes. Paint in a single direction stroke following any grain on the wood.
Leave the first coat for around 30-mins to dry and then paint a second coat. If you are planning to distress the finish leave the second coat for around 2-hours. The area needs to be completely dry before distressing.
Frenchic suggest using the paint ‘as is’, however, it can be thinned using water but it is best to pour the paint into another container and then add water to not contaminate the entire tin of paint with the water.
Finally, you can add a wax or finishing coat to add top protection but not always necessary. In most situations, the wax will dry in 30-45 minutes but on some furniture, it may take a couple of days to fully dry. The Frenchic Finishing Coat will be touch dry in 15-30 minutes, however, for best results 2-3 coats is needed. It is best to re-wax or add more Finishing Coat every 12 months.
Share with me what you think about this paint and I look forward to seeing your projects. x