Okay.. over the past few months, I’ve shown many of the Spray Paint Projects that I’ve done. I’ve gotten a few questions on my technique and the products I’ve used… Soooo.. I’m gonna answer those questions today. I’m not going to go back, because I get a lot of the same type of question worded differently.. so my steps hopefully will cover some of the questions.
My digi-camera is dead, so I’m using some pic’s off of google images and some that are saved to my computer.
First.. I look for the perfect piece to paint. Its usually ugly, old and in dire need of some TLC.
Take for example this chair.. If I saw this and I was needing a chair I would bring it home. The first thing I do is wash it. I use a micro-fiber cloth and some dishwashing soap. I wring out the cloth really well. I make sure I go over the whole thing. Then, off to sand.
Next step- tack cloth.
Next- Prime – I use a spray primer
Then I wipe again with the tack cloth.. just to make sure.
Then I get out my FAVORITE paint.
Color Place – FLAT Black. I prefer flat paint. Its much more forgiving, and the finish dries like craft paint. Its also easier to use if you need mulitiple thin layers. LOVE IT. I think every color of spray paint should come in a flat finish.. I would use a lot more color this way. I love spray paint, it just is so easy.
Next step.. the finsh
Johnson’s Paste Wax.. I ONLY use this brand, and Wax is the only finish I use on my wood furniture. It provides a strong finish, not shiny like a gloss finish, but not matte either. It doesn’t seem to gather dust as much as my “poly’ed” furniture does. I think its the best… I’ve even waxed the Hardwood floors in an old house with this and they turned out GORGEOUS!! Wax is also good on Metal.. it keeps it from rusting. My husband puts it on some of his tools, and I usually wax my garden tools before I put them away for the winter.
Then I bring the finished project inside to enjoy!!
I hope this answered some of your questions!!! Have a great weekend everyone!