For the perfect Turquoise , mix equal parts of Provence and Florence. Love this color! Find this Pin and more on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint by Susan Markle Krentler.
The shabby chic look is best achieved with wooden furniture and a couple of coats of Rust -Oleum Chalky Finish furniture paint.
If it’s varnished, use sandpaper or a good quality paint and varnish remover. Apply a coat of water-based acrylic primer – This simply gives your furniture a smoother finish, making it easier to work on. Because it’s a shabby chic project, you don’t need to be neat. Even if you’re rubbish at painting , you’ll be fine.
Lightly sand the object you want to distress . If the object already has a finish ( previously painted or varnished ), sand all surfaces well. After the sanding, wipe the piece with a tack cloth.
Here are 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding : USE A MINERAL PAINT . Mineral paint is very similar to chalk style paints in that no prep or prime is required. USE MILK PAINT + BONDING AGENT. As I already mentioned, the antique desk in this post was not prep- sanded . USE A BONDING PRIMER. USE A LIQUID SANDER /DEGLOSSER.
Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area. Sand and Clean the Piece. Sand the surface of the piece. Paint the Piece. Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional) Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool. Apply a Stain (Optional) Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.
STEP 1: Remove the existing finish from the wood . STEP 2: Dilute white paint with water if water-based or turpentine if oil-based. STEP 3: Apply the whitewash with a paintbrush. STEP 4: Let dry between coats, then sand before any additional coats. STEP 5: Seal the whitewashing with clear polyurethane.