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I normally don’t buy press board furniture. In fact I used to have a policy against it because I really prefer the quality of real wood. The problem is this can limit me with sizing. Some of these press board pieces I’ve been finding actually paint are really nice! They have to meet my quality checklist before I buy them! In this blog I’m going to go through my steps with you, so when you find a press board piece of furniture you’ll have an idea how to handle it.
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Tools & Products:
Anchor Silk Paint (mix 50/50 with black glaze)
Apollo HVLP Sprayer (totally optional)
Chameleon wax tin Cactus and Lilac
Here are my steps!
Prep: White Lighting and rinse – If you have never prepped furniture before here is a blog on how to do it. Here is a video if you prefer that!
Prime: Slick Stick – Why? Because I find that when working with blending and water on press board it is best to have a primer down. – I sprayed it.
Base Coat: 2 sprayed coats of Antebellum Blue on the inside and out – By all means you can do this by hand. Spraying is just convenient.
Smudged Pine cone on the corners + Edges
This is what it looked like before the finishing products went on!!
Sprayed 2 coats of Gator Hide.
Applied a small amount of Chameleon wax to the edges in Cactus and Lillac. Here she is!!