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 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!
Anyway, I digress, I found this guy painting a bedroom suite in French pearl grey for sale in a new shop www.oopsydaisies.co.uk/ at my local shopping centre in his own, interesting recipe developed as a cheaper alternative to the very popular Annie Sloan Chalk Paint www.anniesloan.co.uk/acatalog/paints.html
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