Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway
In this post Traditional Painter in Ireland, Adam Bermingham walks us through a small but very enjoyable contract… Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway. Recently on Facebook a few of us at Traditional Painter were discussing “how much is too much” when it comes to distressing. The client knew what she wanted & was very pleased Read More
Paint Magic coming back
Today, as promised on the Weekend Newsletter, we are announcing 3 lucky winners of Paint Magic by Jocasta Innes. The winners were drawn at random numbers 9, 14 and 15, (aka subscribers: CC, TL and MDecs) They signed up to an upcoming Furniture Painting Golden Tips newsletter, which, with better organisation, will be coming in Read More
How do you paint pine furniture?
This is a long indepth article on how to paint pine furniture. It is written by professional furniture painters, and aimed at plucky DIY who want to have a go at doing this properly. If you have patience and determination and a somewhat arty touch, you can do it! But so often on forums I Read More
Two sets of bedroom furniture chalk paint & Estate eggshell
Emma Brown, Traditional Painter in Kent had two different furniture painting projects, with two different sets of requirements, so two different processes were required on the bedroom furniture: chalk paint and Estate eggshell from Farrow and Ball. A recent request to ‘quickly’ freshen up some waxed pine furniture gave me the opportunity I’ve been looking Read More
Annie Sloan chalk paint – How to wax and buff wax – for boys
Annie Sloan chalk paint is mainly for girls – but boys can use it too! Read a professional Traditional Painter’s practical tips on Annie Sloan chalk paint – How to wax and buff wax. In general terms, you apply chalk paint to any surface with minimal preparation, sand (or not), wax a few times and Read More
How to Shabby chic furniture – Enniskillen
In this post, specialist furniture painter & TP’s man in Ireland, Adam Bermingham, explains how the Shabby Chic Furniture look is created & how it can be applied to almost any surface. In this case Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is used on a solid pine Bedroom Suite & distressed to great effect… Across the Border… Read More
Can you paint Annie Sloan chalk paint straight on waxed pine?
We receive regular questions about Annie Sloan chalk paint straight on waxed pine on our article about how to paint pine furniture, so thought I would post a recent conversation with a DIY painter looking to refurbish the proverbial orange pine furniture. Hi Andy, I have found your website which I hope will be very Read More
Round up of forum decorating questions and tips
Another week of painting and decorating questions on the forum, as well as a few articles on the blog, and a couple of contrasting remarks about the blog content from 2 new subscribers. Forum round up Varnish over Annie Sloan chalk paint. A reader asked about how to protect a colour-washed ash table top. She Read More
Annie Sloan chalk paint – bleed through – beaten
Tannin, or resin from leaky knots will bleed through water-based paints that have no stain inhibiting ingredient. Annie Sloan chalk paint may therefore suffer from bleed through. That is just the way it is. But never fear. The girls’ solution – from Annie Sloan’s site From How to use chalk paint With some pieces of Read More
Paint pine furniture
This is a reference point for everything you need to know about how to paint pine furniture. Tips on preparing pine, oak or laminate – bare, waxed, lacquered or painted before. Insights into painting a flat solid finish in oil eggshell, acrylic eggshell or chalk paint, to a top professional standard. There is a lot Read More
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