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how to paint pine furniture, rabbit hutches…

Listed under Blog, hand-painted furniture Posted Jul 28 2011

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pictures of a painted hutch

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If you buy a new hutch and want to paint home sweet home for Peter pet rabbit, this is how to go about that task:

Start with a stain-blocking primer like Mythic Universal latex primer. Have it tinted to match the topcoat. This is a very tenacious primer, but to improve it for rough sawn wood, I would seriously consider adding Owatrol E-B (30/70 EB to primer). The primer will go on easily and will bond with the wood better than ever. A suitable finishing paint is Mythic semi gloss. 2 easy coats, non-toxic to humans and animals and once cured (7 days minimum) wipes down as well as glossy paints. Easy and pretty. Other companies do a Kid Safe paint, which would be suitable too.

what’s the best wall paint for pine furniture

It sounds a daft idea, wall paint on wood, but in fact this is how we successfully painted an AVL loom.

Plenty of sanding to provide a key, a couple of coats of high adhesion stain blocking primer (Mythic, or Blackfriars Problem Solving Primer) plus 2 coats of Little Greene Ultimatt emulsion. Seal it with 2 coats of Polyvine decorators varnish (satin or gloss), and job done.

The reasoning behind this approach is that the varnish takes the knocks and the colour stays intact.

If you have a furniture painting project and don’t have the time or skill to complete it, why not approach one of these specialist painters in your area.

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One comment to “how to paint pine furniture, rabbit hutches…”

  1. mandy

    ihave old style bulky pine gloss coffee and end tables i would like to finish. iv never did any project before

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