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I want to paint some pine furniture - what do I need?

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hettienne Tue 27-Aug-13 22:23:40

Plain, unstained/varnished pine furniture for a children's bedroom - I have read online that it needs to be acrylic paint but haven't found any to buy! Any suggestions?

anonnymousey Tue 27-Aug-13 22:47:06

This sort of painting takes ages to dry so get set up in an out of the way warmish room where things can be left to dry in peace for ages without flies or dog hair getting stuck to it all! Paint used to have lead in it which was bad, now it is safe so no worries there. Go to diy store, buy gloss paint in appropriate colour - (avoid quick dry because you will regret it) and good quality brushes for fiddly stuff like chair legs and if it is stuff like shelves maybe a little gloss roller. Also disposable plastic gloves. Accept all brushes and rollers will be binned and don't waste your life trying to clean paint off. When you finish a coat of paint pull your glove off over the brush to stop any air getting to it or use clingfilm and you will be able to use it for the next coat next day iyswim. Aim for three thin coats, do not be tempted to paint thicker and get the job done quicker and if you get a fourth coat done all the better. Look at youtube if you want good paintbrush technique. Happy paintings grin

anonnymousey Tue 27-Aug-13 22:49:11

oh you should really sand down the varnished bits first (do that outside) so the paint sticks too, doesn't have to be all off just enough to give a rough surface, then wet wipe dust off and let it dry before you start painting!

trixymalixy Tue 27-Aug-13 22:50:01

Get some knotting solution. If you don't cover the knots in the wood they will show through eventually. Something I have learned from bitter experience!

ilovemulberry Tue 27-Aug-13 22:51:38

Just buy some annie sloan chalk paint, requires no sanding, no priming just paint

buildingmycorestrength Fri 30-Aug-13 18:38:59

I love I suspect my life will never be the same since I looked up chalk paint. I am going to paint every freakin thing.

thanks thanks thanks

ilovemulberry Fri 30-Aug-13 22:32:44

It's amazing!!

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 30-Aug-13 22:37:06

As Ilovemulberry said...

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint RIGHT HERE

No sanding, no priming, no million thin layers...

Any questions, ask away, I do love an AS chat grin

<and no, I don't sell it, but I probably should grin>

Haveanotherbiscuit Wed 04-Sep-13 10:37:25

I just bought the AS paint to do my wooden stairs. I hope it's good.

ArtisanLentilWeaver Wed 04-Sep-13 10:45:22

Another AS fan here. grin

Ezza1 Wed 04-Sep-13 13:51:15

I wish people would stop mentioning AS chalk paint as I really feel the need to purchase some right now!


We have some new knotty pine doors that need painting white - Is it the AS "Pure" up to the job?

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Wed 04-Sep-13 13:55:34

Haveanotherbiscuit - are you going to laquer them? What colour/s have you chosen??

Ezza - yes it is, probably two coats and a couple of wax smile You might want to use some clear shellac on the knots first so they don't 'bleed through'.

I would do the back of a little used door first, just to make sure YOU like the look.

Melody991 Sun 16-Mar-14 20:20:07

Hi, can you explain what you mean about the knotting? We have pine furnish I am going to paint? I'm new to this creative world and never heard of Knotting.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks Mel

TheFantasticFixit Sun 16-Mar-14 20:24:55

Ooo yes yes yes to AS! I bloody love the stuff. My house is rapidly becoming a devotee to the AS cult!

ghostinthecanvas Sun 16-Mar-14 20:33:10

Unprimed wood has knots in the grain. Small dark circles. They ooze sap. Knotting solution stops this. If left the sap stains the paint.
The type of paint you choose depends on the finish you want op. Do you want shiny or flat? Or satinwood, little shiny.?
It's very satisfying work.

Melody991 Mon 17-Mar-14 21:33:41

Thank you, totally understand now haha. Most appreciated x

Melody991 Mon 17-Mar-14 21:33:56

Thank you, totally understand now haha. Most appreciated x

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