Richmond, London – hand painted and drag effect wardrobe
This is an account by Mark Nash, Traditional Painter London, about painting and dragging a Smallbones wardrobe in Richmond
My latest remit is in the heart of leafy London, where I am transforming a lady’s and gent’s wardrobe in a Georgian town house in Richmond using Nordic Paint’s Antique White for a dragged effect finish.
The wardrobe is a symmetrical accent feature taking up one whole wall.
It is first sanded and cleaned thoroughly using baking soda wipes to prepare the substrate for painting. The base layers of paint are applied and left to dry for the recommended 8 hours
The tinted glaze is applied by flock roller and the finish is created with a hog hair dragging brush
Finally the varnish is brushed on with a Taklon filament brush to seal and complete the finish.
What a transformation!
Details of the subtle art of dragging – which looks amazing on all sorts of furniture, including kitchen units – can be seen on my YouTube video
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