Painting Outdoor Furniture with Fusion & Country Chic
Tips for painting outdoor furniture with the non-porous Fusion Mineral Paint as well as Country Chic Clay All-in-One. Read on for tips from Megan…
This week I got to work on a project from start to finish, all by myself! Which is a pretty rare thing here at ReLoving, since we all share projects quite a bit.
This week’s project was actually a custom paint job for a customer, who brought in this planter, and wanted it re-done!
Step 1: Sand & Clean – Give the piece a light sanding, followed by a water-vinegar rinse to lightly scuff-up the varnish and remove any dirt or grime.
Step 2: Tape – Tape any pieces you do not want to get paint on, such as hardware which can’t be removed.
Step 3: “Prime”. With this project I didn’t use a proper primer, and used Country Chic’s Clay paint instead. I did this because clay paint will stick to anything, like a primer would, and I can paint with the colours I’m intending to use anyways. So essentially it acts as both a primer, and a first coat!
Step 4: Paint! For this project I actually used a Fusion paint over top of the Country Chic base. This was because Fusion has a built in top coat, for better durability, which seems necessary for a planter that is going outside.
Step 5: Distress – For this step I used 220 grit sandpaper to lightly distress some areas.
Step 6: Faux Distress – Because the customer didn’t want any of the original red showing through, and wanted black peeking out under the white instead, I used a teeny tiny paintbrush to essentially fill in the areas that I just distressed. This requires a reasonably steady hand, but more importantly, patience. This step cannot be rushed. Also, don’t let anyone bump the table while you’re working!
Step 7: Lacquer – This step technically wasn’t necessary, but to provide extra protection, I lacquered the planter with Fusion’s Tough Coat Sealer.
And there you have it! A re-done planter!
Hope you guys like it,
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