Congratulations to me! Perfect solid Dove White chalk paint with no bleed through anywhere. Count on antique mahogany for it’s rich stain bleed. Two coats of General Finishes Stain Blocker primer gave me confidence for super nice coverage of white over dark. I am not disappointed. Shabby chic is a style of interior design where… Read More White Shabby Chic Dresser Buffet
Through pain and suffering I finally accepted the need to prime old wood, especially dark stained antiques. I wanted to paint one white making it doubly important to get the prep right. Here my experience using different products to prepare furniture before painting it white. Not just any store bought primer will prevent bleed through!… Read More A Big Tip Before Painting Antique Mahogany WHITE!
Otherwise known as, A Commode, this piece is a true relic from the days of outdoor plumbing. Rescuing a still solid piece with character is my passion like Woody’s passion to get Forky back to Bonnie. It is satisfying to modernize it with General Finishes Slate chalk paint (discontinued), and save it from being a… Read More Slate Antique Washstand Cabinet
General Finishes Linen color Milk Paint is the perfect choice for a mid-century modern buffet like this. Design and painted by Kim Fratrick, she demonstrates a real talent and eye for color. So glad she kept original hardware as only it works for this piece. Linen is the new off-white color for painters that like… Read More Linen Buffet
Almost every house has some sort of gray on the walls. Use a bold accent color to express the real YOU! For me it is sea-glass green (and purple, um and blue). Painted buffets, end tables, and dressers so crazy popular right now. Get one that has some smack, crackle and pop! This piece was… Read More SeaGlass Green TV, Microwave, Night Stand
I’ve used them all: DIY chalk paint, brand name chalk paint, latex paint, powdered milk paint and General Finishes Milk Paint! Here’s what I see as the differences in them on furniture. First, What about Latex? Let’s start in order of my furniture painting career, before chalk paint was on the market – latex paint.… Read More What’s the Difference? Chalk Paint and GF Milk Paint
Both chalk paint and GF Milk Paint have helpful features depending on what furniture style you plan. Yeah, the planning part is not my strongest element. Here is what I’ve learned from my experience. I’d love to hear yours. Feel free to post a comment at the end. Use Chalk Paint When Intending to Wet… Read More Which Do I Use? Chalk or GF Milk Paint?
-I love it so much I bought a bunch to sell- The first attraction to General Finishes Top Coats was the sheen choices, specifically FLAT. Until I heard about it, I was stuck in satin sheen land and not loving it. The main attraction of painted furniture is the matte look of chalk paint. Using… Read More Why I love General Finishes Top Coat Over Chalk Paint
Out of sheer force to make a product or process do what I want, (i.e. not settle for struggling through paint projects), I’ve done some things . . . and learned some things. When I paint, I don’t want to be sad or stressed out fighting to avoid stroke marks, constant drips and runs, and… Read More My Tips, Tricks and Blunders Applying Top Coat Over Chalk Paint
Milk Paint without Milk or Mess It adheres like chalk paint but goes on smooth and silky. Applying it on furniture is a perfect fit. Tutorials are available from General Finishes How-To-Videos and view the Design Center for painted furniture inspirations. General Finishes Milk Paint is a premium interior/exterior mineral based paint named for its… Read More NOW! General Finishes Milk Paint Line in Jackson MI