Painting furniture, paint recipes?

???????????????????????????????So what paint is best? well it depends of course on the purpose and position

wood,metal, inside, outside, used daily etc etc

These get left outside on the terrace for most of the summer and are going to need a new coat of paint  soon.

I have been considering with what???????????????????..





I plan to paint my dining table, four Bergere style chairs and large bench ( as yet unsourced) in dining area. I also have wardrobes, bedside tables, vintage light fittings  and other stuff and need to decide on whether we go for perfect matte finish,  a bit of wax (clear or antique) some “distressing”, though you may know that I generally prefer genuine time-worn  patina to some of the ill-judged attempts at “shabby chic” that I have seen!

20150205_151211Anyway, I digress, I found this guy painting a bedroom suite in French pearl grey for sale in a new shop at my local shopping centre in his own, interesting recipe developed as a cheaper alternative to the very popular Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

He is using a mix of acrylic matte emulsion, PVA glue and icing sugar! Apparently it is so tough you can’t even distress it so perfect for a perfect, long lasting, tough finish. As a veteran experimenter in paint, I love the idea of this mix


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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3 Responses to Painting furniture, paint recipes?

  1. bizzyella says:

    Ooh. WiLl he give you therecipe? Or better, just sell you a few gallons?


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