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Specialist hand painted furniture

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture, Richard Willott

First of two articles on our Specialist hand painted furniture services Most enquiries for hand painted furniture start with, “Can you paint our pine bedside cabinets, dining room tables, wardrobes or chairs? Can we have a smooth matt or eggshell finish in our preferred colour?” No problem, that is all part of our Specialist hand Read More

Annie Sloan chalk paint bleed through beaten

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture

Updated from 2012 Tannin or resin from leaky knots will bleed through water-based paints that have no stain blocking ingredient. Annie Sloan chalk paint may therefore suffer from bleed through. That is just the way it is. But never fear. Annie Sloan chalk paint bleed through beaten. The solution – from Annie Sloan’s site From Read More

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for professional painters

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture, paint

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for professional painters. Really, painters and decorators seem to have overlooked the reality that millions of homeowners world wide love the effects of Chalk Paint. By using wax and paints wisely and artistically, you can achieve texture and infinite colour ways from a limited selection of colours. Annie Sloan, the inventor Read More

Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway

Adam Bermingham, Annie Sloan, Blog, brushes, hand-painted furniture

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

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture

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?

abranet, Annie Sloan, Blog, Fluxaf, Fox, hand-painted furniture, Little Greene

This is a long indepth article on how to paint pine furniture. It is written by professional furniture painters, and aimed at DIY who want to successfully prepare and paint waxed pine, varnished pine, bare or painted, laminate effect. We have you covered. You will learn about: – The abrasives, cleaners and tools you need Read More

Two sets of bedroom furniture chalk paint & Estate eggshell

Annie Sloan, Blog, Emma Brown, hand-painted furniture

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, Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Mirka, paint

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

Adam Bermingham, Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture

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?

Annie Sloan, Blog

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
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