Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 Step-by-step Ways by Annie Sloan
By Annie Sloan
With this publication in a single hand and a broom within the different, you could create varied finishes and results with paint to alter daily rooms and furniture into anything particular, fascinated about the cost of a pot of paint. the 1st component to the booklet tells you every little thing you must recognize prior to you begin - the way to organize surfaces appropriately, decide upon the best paint for the appropriate position, use the simplest instruments and choose a color scheme that would paintings with the room in query. Then, the 50 varied recommendations are divided into 9 sections: color washing distressing and getting older cloth results wooden results stone results steel results stencilling and printing stripes, exams, and spots and, varnishing and glazing. There are step by step pictures displaying the right way to in attaining the completed glance, sponsored up via inspirational photographs exhibiting the impact used on partitions and doorways, furnishings and flooring. convey previous second-hand furnishings bang brand new, or tips on how to provide glossy items a softly elderly visual appeal, in addition to how one can deal with and remodel floorboards, doorways and plastered partitions, all by way of a pot of paint and a broom. regardless of the kind of your interiors, «Quick and simple Paint variations» will express you how you can makeover your place.
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Using my paint (see Paint colors) means I do not usually have to rub down the piece of furniture or prime it, so I can just get stuck right in and start doing the interesting bit. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! tools and materials PAINT Make sure you get the right paint for the job. This will open up a lot of possibilities and make painting your furniture a pleasant experience, because the paint will be responsive and you will be able to work in a practical flexible way. There are many house paints on the market but I believe that my purpose-made paints (see pages 154–155) are the best for the projects in this book.
Once that is dry, apply a second coat all over the chair to make certain all the crevices are filled. Step 3 Make a mixture of dark wax and clear wax where the proportions are roughly 50/50. Apply a layer of wax all over the chair. I mixed the wax in small batches as I went along, so in some places the wax is a little darker than in others. Step 4 Wipe off any excess wax with a cloth. Take a piece of fine-grade sandpaper and rub off the top color to reveal some of the Country Grey beneath. Work gently at first to help you judge how much you want to remove.
Wipe off any excess to leave a fine layer of wax. This acts as a protection for the paint and as a base for the dark layer of wax. See tip box opposite for more information on using clear and dark wax. Step 5 Before applying the darker layer you may need to leave the clear wax for a short time so that it is still sticky but not too damp. The wax should be wet enough to remove with a cloth but not so wet that it all comes off in one wipe. Take a smaller brush and wipe dark wax over the still damp clear wax.