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How to paint a used furniture with Colorantic chalk based paint products


The Colorantic team is proud to present its latest collaboration with the talented Rosalie Taillefer-Simard! Discover her first project with our products! We will not lie to you, it is exciting.

Hello ! Today I present to you my first project made with Colorantic products. It is a paint that is entirely made in Quebec in addition to being eco-friendly! I will therefore explain to you how I carried out my project. The furniture that I am presenting to you was already there when I bought my house. I kept it to give it a second life. Originally the furniture was stained and varnished. Since the original colour is not really trendy and I have a great red wall in my living room with furniture in shades of white, I chose the colour Ballerina for this furniture. It really is a colour that feels like me!

The products used



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Step 1 – Removing the Varnish

I started by stripping the furniture with a good varnish remover. You can also use a TSP. With the dark brown stain and the very shiny varnish, this step was necessary so that the paint adheres better to the furniture.

Step 2 – Clean

We take a varnish cleaner to clean the entire furniture. It removes all the grease and dirt on the furniture.

Step 3 – The oil primer

My furniture had a heavy coat of varnish, which was probably an oil varnish. It had a lacquered and very shiny finish. So I took an oil primer!

When applying it should ideally follow the direction of the wood. For my furniture a single layer was sufficient. The purpose of the primer is to make the surface rougher so that the paint adheres well.

Step 4 – The colour!

When the primer is dry (about 30 minutes), I can apply my colour. Two coats are applied and the colour is finished. It’s beautiful ! I like this ! I’m in awe !

Step 5 – Natural beeswax

Now what I need to do is the finish. Natural beeswax is transparent. It’s used to protect. We apply the wax on all over! For furniture where there is less traffic, wax is ideal. For kitchen tables or cupboards, varnish is preferable.

Step 6 – Gray Storm Wax

Take a small amount of gray storm on a brush and apply it very lightly to strategic places on the furniture, following the grain of the furniture. We take a second brush to extend it. It will give it an old-fashioned effect, giving it life!

furniture after


Hope you were able to learn something or were inspired for a project! I will get back to you with a new project soon!

You can follow Rosalie on Facebook and on Instagram. She also provides you with her promo code rosaliets10 which gives you a 10% discount on your next purchase! Shipping is free for any purchase of $100.00 or more.


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