hand painted bed in Termonbarry
Termonbarry is a picturesque little village on the banks of the Shannon, and both counties Roscommon & Longford claim it as their own & I can see why.
I will be returning to Keenan’s Restaurant, seen in the picture for the best cod & chips I’ve had in years.
A new client with a bed frame to be painted is what brought me here. A standard pine construction that needs to fit in with the decor of her daughter’s new bedroom. Let’s take a look at what we did…
As with all pieces in this style, they are factory finished, sprayed with what is most likely polyurethane.
This coating must be thoroughly keyed before we can do anything. There will be a stain under this, that’s ok, no need to sand all the way back to bare timber. But the shine has to go. I used my Bosch GEX orbital sander.
This is what you are looking for before you start priming…
My “go to” primer in the workshop for this type of contract is Zinsser Coverstain. It adheres better than almost any other primer, levels excellently with Owatrol added & sands to an ultra smooth base coat of whichever top coat you choose.
Hand Painted Bed
For the top coats I chose Colortrend Satinwood, the client chose a colour called “French White.”
I used * Axus Decor Lime Green Sleeves, * Axus decor Grey Pointed Precision Brushes & * Wooster Silver Tips to apply the top coats, All available from My Paint Brush.co.uk. Use the links above for more info on these products.
Both the client & myself were very pleased with the results here. The bed has been transformed & will be a fitting centerpiece of the room. It’s always great working for new clients & this job was a real pleasure.
Thank you for reading & happy Painting.
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