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Upcycling your furniture

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Upcycling your furniture

A lick of paint is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your home’s interior. That’s no different for furniture, which can be truly transformed by high quality chalk paint brushes. Whether you’re looking to revamp an old pine chest of drawers, an end table, bookshelf or a fabric chair, this guide will explain how to upcycle your furniture with chalk paint in eight steps. Upcycling Using Chalk Paint 1. Pick Your Brush When you’re using chalk paint, you’ll always get better results with the right paintbrush. Although you can use whatever you have lying around in your...

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Prepping furniture for chalk paint painting

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Prepping furniture for chalk paint painting

How to prep your furniture for chalk painting. A quick tutorial on what to use and how to do it! If you have any questions please do join my Facebook Group Doodledash Creatives Banbury

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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

Ombre with Frensheen Metallic powders Do you want to learn how to do this? Check out my upcoming workshop list...you could learn these fab techniques and take your projects up a notch! Book HERE!  

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

I'm constantly being asked for perfect stencilling tips, so here goes . . . • Firstly, seal your piece and allow to dry. Sealing first will allow you to wipe the stencil off easily without damaging your paintwork if you make a mistake. • With your stencil in place (I use a low-tack masking tape or spray mount to secure) dip a soft, small, short bristle stippling brush into the paint and knock most of the paint off onto paper towel. • Hold your brush at a 90-degree angle (straight up) to the stencil and gently stipple. Work your way...

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Curing time for painted furniture

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Curing time for painted furniture

Curing time for painted furniture Whether you are a furniture painter or a purchaser of painted furniture you will have heard about a curing time.   But do you really know why painted and waxed furniture has to cure and what that means?   Do you know what happens during that elusive cure time and why it’s so important? Once paint is applied and sealed (or even if it has a built in sealer) it is always best to treat a piece carefully for about 30 days.    What Happens When Paint Cures Most of the paints that we use today for walls,...

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