Ready to makeover your old furniture and make it beautiful again?
We've broken the process down into 3 easy (and quick!) steps to show you how simple it is to transform your old,
dated decor and fall in love with it all over again.
Taking a little time at the beginning will give you a durable, and long lasting finish.
What you need to do:
Scuff sand your entire piece with sandpaper to create a little surface traction for your paint to adhere too.
Not always needed, but sometimes you should use bonding agent or a 3-1 prep coat for best results.
Examples of when you may need either of these: you are starting with a very satin, smooth surface. You're painting a light colour over a dark surface (prep coat first saves you time and paint). If you have to cover up any stains, or funky odours still there, even after cleaning & sanding.
This is the fun part!
We just love seeing those first few strokes of colour appear on our prepped pieces. You can see it taking on a new life! You can choose your colour HERE
When painting, we always recommend painting in THIN coats. This helps your surface dry silky smooth, and also helps to prevent your paint from chipping or flaking in future. You're taking the time to do it, so may as well do it right!
Make sure you shake paint REALLY well and then stir before starting. Allow paint to be touch dry between coats (about 30 minutes usually).
3 thin coats are usually sufficient. If you are painting a light colour over a dark surface, you can paint with our Prep Coat first to save you paint & time.
You're on the home run now...
Even though our Vintage Bird Furniture Paint is made with a self-sealing acrylic base, we recommend an extra layer of protection for high traffic (often touched and used) surfaces. This just makes it easier for you to clean and maintain, and can also help prevent chipping for things that get moved around a lot - like dining chairs.
You have a choice of finishes. We love our Hemp Finishing Oil for it's sheer simplicity, our Eggshell Clear Coat for it's beautiful, subtle sheen and toughness, or our Wax Paste for it's traditional, and beautiful good looks.
Find our full range of finish products, and how to use them HERE
You're all done. Enjoy your beautiful "new" piece of furniture and bathe in the enjoyment of knowing your did it all yourself. Go on, do a little happy dance - you deserve to feel just a little bit smug...
Be warned - up-cycling your furniture can become addictive.
We bet you're already looking for the next thing you can paint!
If you would like more information on the steps above, check our 'Beginners Blog' for comprehensive tips and hacks to help you paint like a pro at home.
We've got good news for you! In average conditions (not too cold, and not too humid), our Vintage Bird Furniture Paint & Milk Paints take around 20 - 30 minutes to be touch dry. This means you can re-coat in half an hour!
Don't forget to paint in THIN coats - your surface will dry faster, and look smoother when you've finished.
The Eggshell Clear Coat takes around 2 hours to be touch dry once applied. It's best to leave it overnight before use.
Hemp Finishing Oil is best left on your surface for around 1 -2 hours, and then excess removed and the surface gently buffed. You can use oiled pieces straight away.
We developed our paint and finishes to be super easy to use - even your kids or grandkids can join in on the fun!
When you purchase our Rejuvenate Kit, or spend over $100.00, you also receive a FREE copy of our 22 page e-book - The Ultimate Guide To Furniture Painting. It contains everything you need to know, but if you want even more specific info, you can check our "Beginner's Blog" HERE
Our Vintage Bird Furniture Paint goes a long way...
Here's a quick guide to how much paint you need to purchase for use with your Rejuvenate Kit:
Small Project like a couple of kitchen stools, or a bedside table or small pair of end tables? You can buy a 250ml bottle or small bag of Milk Paint.
Medium Project like a dining table, or medium sized console, or 2 bedside tables and bedroom chair? A 500ml size bottle will be perfect, or a small size bag of Milk Paint.
Large project in mind? You can paint a dining table and 4 - 6 chairs (depending on size) with a litre bottle of our paint. It's also enough to paint an entire queen bedroom suite. A large bag of Milk Paint will also give you similar coverage - depending on the consistency you mix up, and the surfaces you're painting.
If you would like more information on calculating your paint quantities, check out this BLOG.
We want you to paint with a colour you will love living with!
We understand that it can be harder to choose colours online, so it's part of our mission to make it easy for you to change your mind.
If you're not sure about your paint or any other item of your order, you can return it to us, and we will ship your replacement colour for free. We will also provide you with a code for free shipping for your next order when your order value is over $60.00.
*Exchanges can only be made on unused product returned in resalable condition.
We think our Australian made Paint & Finishes are the best you'll find, but don't just take our word for it.
You can see our rave reviews here, or visit our collections...