PROJECT SPACE

Customer Refinishing Quick Painting Tips

 

Our Honey Pine Stain Finish can be used as supplied, or you can paint it yourself using a range of paints. These tips will help you to achieve great refinishing results.

1

Brushes

You do not need to use special brushes. A brush that does not shed its hairs, with good paint flow is best.

Have a selection of sizes available.

Sand?

Make sure surface is clean, lightly sand if needed. Remove any dust from sanding.

2

Paint

We recommend Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which is widely available. It is easy to use and covers well, often in one coat. Other paints will also cover and adhere to the surface. But, please check the makers instructions, and recommendations before using. Some paints may require an undercoat before the final coat. Also, depending on your chosen paint, a final wax or varnish may be needed to protect the paint and give it a final finish. Chalk paint usually needs a final wax.

3

Initial Preparation

Wipe surfaces to be painted to make sure they are dust free, ensuring that you do not leave any fibres. Sand surface lightly if required by paint being used. Remove any dust from sanding.

Painting

Undercoat if required by top coat paint. Chalk paint usually does not require this (check with maker). Apply top coat avoiding runs, and excessive paint. If needed apply additional coat(s). Leave to dry.

Finishing

Apply wax or varnish as instructions - if needed.

4

Finished Look

This depends on the paint used and the final look that you want. Chalk paint can be left without a wax, but it is best waxed for protection, and to achieve a soft sheen. Buff wax as instructions. Eggshell and gloss paint do not usually require any final finishing.

Personalise

Add lettering, or decorative accessories to personalise.

4

5

Be Bold - Experiment

There’s lots of effects you can achieve when you refinish our Honey Pine collection. For a trendy distressed look sand the Chalk painted surface before waxing, or use various coloured waxes to achieve a new look.

Bright Colours

Paint in bright vivid colours to make a design stand out.

Découpage or Stencil...

Be creative to design a new look.

5

 Please contact us if you need any help and advice on refinishing our designs - we’re here to help. We do not supply any refinishing products, and have no association with Annie Sloan or any other supplier.

YouTube has lots of videos on how to paint and finish using a range of paints and techniques. Take a look to get an idea of techniques that you can use in refinishing our designs. You’ll have fun doing it.

 

© ZS 2018

CUSTOMER PROJECTS

There are a number of project ideas on our desktop, tablet and smartphone sites to get you started creating individual home accessories or gifts from our collections. We actively encourage our customers to add their own ideas to our designs (you can’t claim the designs are your own, only that you’ve refinished them).

PROJECTS 01 & 02

Coat Peg Refinish

Standard Stock Coat Peg

This can be refinished in a number of ways. We have shown 2 ways here.

Design can be used as is without any refinishing.

Aged/Distressed with Crackle Finish in White

Crackle Finish Tips

If you have not used any of the techniques described, or Chalk Paint before, try the method on a scrap piece of wood first. To apply the paint brush it in different directions, varying the thickness. It is better to lay it on (horizontal brush) rather than paint in a traditional way. If you use too much dark wax any excess can be wiped away with clear wax. You can also mix clear and dark wax together to obtain a lighter dark second wax coat if you prefer. There is no right or wrong way to paint or wax the coat peg.

In the end it comes down to personal choice re the end finish. Experiment, and don't be afraid to be different.

Materials & Equipment

Unit from zacsmart.co.uk.

1. Suitable paint brushes and a good quality masking tape.

2. Sandpaper – various grades?

3. Paint(s) of your choice – may need undercoat?

4. Polishing cloths

5. Wax (clear & dark) or Varnish – if required

6. Hairdryer

01

Aged/Distressed with Crackle Finish in White

STEP GUIDE

Step 1  Initial Preparation

(a) Wipe over the unit to remove any dust on the surface.

(b) Use masking tape to mask the 4 coat pegs.

(c) If your chosen paint suggests that you lightly sand the surface before painting do so.

(d) Remove any dust from the sanding afterwards.

(e) If your top coat requires an undercoat/primer do so now. You may need to sand again - follow paint instructions.

 

Step 2  Painting

Note: There are different ways to achieve the crackle finish. You can use a Crackle Finish Varnish such as the 2 part Craquelure System to achieve a crackle finish. Or in the case of Chalk Paint use a hair dryer to heat the paint when wet to achieve the finish. The choice is yours. Decide which is best for you before starting. In this project we have used Chalk Paint and heat  to achieve the crackle finish. Do not heat non-Chalk paint!

Paint the base plate only, leaving the pegs masked.

 

Step 3  Heat the Wet Chalk Paint

On wet paint blow heat over the painted surface until it starts to crackle. You need to choose how crackled you want the surface. Once you are happy with your results leave paint to dry.

 

Step 4  Apply Wax

(a) First apply a coat of clear wax to the paint. Wipe off any excess wax, but do not polish to a soft sheen. Leave a thin layer of clear wax. (b) Take a small amount of dark wax and gently work it into the surface cracks of the base. (c) Wipe off the excess dark wax with a cloth. (d) With a cloth wipe a small amount of clear wax over the surface to remove the dark wax from the surface of the unit. (e) Once the wax has dried the surface can be gently buffed to give a soft sheen.

Note: The dark wax will change the paint colour.

 

Step 5  Final Finishing

(a) Remove masking tape from pegs, and wipe over with clean cloth.

(b) With a fine/medium grain sandpaper gently sand intermittent areas of the peg base (as desired) to bring out the wood to give it an aged look.

02

Painted in a Solid Colour

This can be refinished in a solid paint colour and clear waxed or varnished if needed.

STEP GUIDE

Step 1  Initial Preparation

(a) Wipe over the unit to remove any dust on the surface.

(b) Use masking tape to mask the 4 coat pegs.

(c) If your chosen paint suggests that you lightly sand

the surface before painting do so.

(d) Remove any dust from the sanding afterwards.

(e) If your top coat requires an undercoat/primer do so now. You may need to sand again - follow paint instructions.

 

Step 2  Painting

Paint the base plate only, leaving the pegs masked.

You may need to sand again - follow instructions.

 

Step 3  Apply Wax or Varnish

If using a Chalk Paint apply one or two coats of clear wax. Buff and bring to a soft sheen. If using another type of paint use a clear varnish if needed.

 

Step 4  Final Finishing

Remove masking tape from pegs, and wipe over with clean cloth.

PROJECT 03

Mirror Drawer Unit

Mask mirror edge to avoid painting mirror.

All of the unit can be painted according to preference.

Materials & Equipment

Unit from zacsmart.co.uk.

1. Suitable paint brushes and masking tape

2. Sandpaper – various grades?

3. Paint(s) of choice – may need undercoat

4. Polishing cloths

5. Wax or Varnish – if required

STEP GUIDE

Step 1  Initial Preparation

(a) Wipe over the unit to remove any dust on the surface. Remove drawer if you intend to paint it, or leave it wood. (b) If your chosen paint suggests that you lightly sand the surface before painting do so. (c) Remove any dust from the sanding afterwards. (d) Mask mirror to avoid painting edges when painting frame. (e) If your top coat requires an undercoat/primer do so now. You may need to sand again - follow paint instructions.

Step 2  Painting

(a) If using Eggshell or Gloss paint you may need to under-coat the unit. Chalk paint may not need one. Check all paint instructions. (b) You may need to sand again - follow paint instructions.

 

Step 3  Apply Wax or Varnish

If using a Chalk Paint apply one or two coats of clear wax.

Buff and bring to a soft sheen. If using another type of paint use a clear varnish if needed.

 

Step 4  Final Finishing

Remove masking tape from mirror and wipe over with clean cloth.

The Crackle finish described for the Coat Peg can also be used on the Mirror Drawer Unit, and other designs.

PROJECT 04

 Create your own 3D Wall Art Display

Decide on your design – paint colour and finish,

adornment, and more...

Box Frame

Materials & Equipment

Unit from zacsmart.co.uk.

1. Suitable paint brushes and masking tape

2. Sandpaper – various grades?

3. Paint(s) of choice – may need undercoat

4. Polishing cloths

5. Wax or Varnish – if required

STEP GUIDE

Step 1  Initial Preparation

(a) Wipe over the unit to remove any dust on the surface. (b) If your chosen paint suggests that you lightly sand the surface before painting do so.

(c) Remove any dust from the sanding afterwards.

(d) If your top coat requires an undercoat/primer do so now. You may need to sand again - follow paint instructions.

Step 2  Painting

(a) If using Eggshell or Gloss paint you may need to under-coat the unit. Chalk paint may not need one. Check all paint instructions. (b) You may need to sand again - follow paint instructions.

Step 3  Apply Wax or Varnish

If using a Chalk Paint apply one or two coats of clear wax. Buff and bring to a soft sheen. If using another type of paint use a clear varnish if needed.

 

Step 4  Final Finishing

Add an adornment, such as the bird, etc., illustrated.

PROJECT 05

Treasure Box (Large)

or

Trinket Box (Small)

Make your own Gift boxes

Choose a Large or Small Box, or both

Decide on your design – paint colour/ finish, adornment, or stencil

Materials & Equipment

Box from zacsmart.co.uk

1. Suitable paint/stencil(?) brushes 2. Sandpaper – various grades?

3. Paint(s) of choice – may need undercoat

4. Polishing cloths

5. PVA Glue and brush?

6. Wax or Varnish – if required

7. Adornments - if needed

8. Stencil - if needed

9. Paper/Fabric to line or for Découpage?

STEP GUIDE

Step 1

Decide on your design – paint colour/ finish, adornment, or stencil.

 

Step 2 Paint/Wax?

Make sure surface is dust free.If using Eggshell or Gloss paint you may need to sand and undercoat the box. Chalk paint may not need undercoat. Check paint instructions. You can paint both the inside and outside of the box.

Step 3  Line Inside?

Inside of box (lid and base) can be lined with paper or fabric.

Simply cut to size and glue with PVA.

 

Step 4 A Stencil?

Stencil a design on the box.

 

Step 4 B Adornment?

Apply an adornment such as a bow.

 

Step 4 C Découpage?

Découpage – cover in paper.

 

Let your imagination go wild!

OTHER REFINISHING IDEAS

Wooden Bin

Retro Cart Money Box

Just a few ideas for personalising and refinishing our standard stock Designs.

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PROJECT SPACE

Customer Refinishing Quick Painting Tips

 

Our Honey Pine Stain Finish can be used as supplied, or you can paint it yourself using a range of paints. These tips will help you to achieve great refinishing results.

1

Brushes

You do not need to use special brushes. A brush that does not shed its hairs, with good paint flow is best.

Have a selection of sizes available.

Sand?

Make sure surface is clean, lightly sand if needed. Remove any dust from sanding.

2

Paint

We recommend Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which is widely available. It is easy to use and covers well, often in one coat. Other paints will also cover and adhere to the surface. But, please check the makers instructions, and recommendations before using. Some paints may require an undercoat before the final coat. Also, depending on your chosen paint, a final wax or varnish may be needed to protect the paint and give it a final finish. Chalk paint usually needs a final wax.

3

Initial Preparation

Wipe surfaces to be painted to make sure they are dust free, ensuring that you do not leave any fibres. Sand surface lightly if required by paint being used. Remove any dust from sanding.

Painting

Undercoat if required by top coat paint. Chalk paint usually does not require this (check with maker). Apply top coat avoiding runs, and excessive paint. If needed apply additional coat(s). Leave to dry.

Finishing

Apply wax or varnish as instructions - if needed.

4

Finished Look

This depends on the paint used and the final look that you want. Chalk paint can be left without a wax, but it is best waxed for protection, and to achieve a soft sheen. Buff wax as instructions. Eggshell and gloss paint do not usually require any final finishing.

Personalise

Add lettering, or decorative accessories to personalise.

5

Be Bold - Experiment

There’s lots of effects you can achieve when you refinish our Honey Pine collection. For a trendy distressed look sand the Chalk painted surface before waxing, or use various coloured waxes to achieve a new look.

Bright Colours

Paint in bright vivid colours to make a design stand out.

Découpage or Stencil...

Be creative to design a new look.

 Please contact us if you need any help and advice on refinishing our designs - we’re here to help. We do not supply any refinishing products, and have no association with Annie Sloan or any other supplier.

YouTube has lots of videos on how to paint and finish using a range of paints and techniques. Take a look to get an idea of techniques that you can use in refinishing our designs. You’ll have fun doing it.

 

© ZS 2018

CUSTOMER PROJECTS

There are a number of project ideas on our desktop site to get you

started creating individual home accessories or gifts from our

collections. We actively encourage our customers to add their own

ideas to our designs (you can’t claim the designs are your own,

only that you’ve refinished them).

OTHER REFINISHING IDEAS

Wooden Bin

Retro Cart Money Box

Just a few ideas for personalising and refinishing our standard stock Designs.

PROJECT SPACE CUSTOMER PROJECTS OTHER REFINISHING IDEAS
PROJECT SPACE

Customer Refinishing

Quick Painting Tips

 

Our Honey Pine Stain Finish can be used as supplied, or you can paint it yourself using a range of paints. These tips will help you to achieve great refinishing results.

1

Brushes

You do not need to use special brushes. A brush that does not shed its hairs,

with good paint flow is best.

Have a selection of sizes available.

Sand?

Make sure surface is clean, lightly sand if needed. Remove any dust from sanding.

2

Paint

We recommend Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which is widely available. It is easy to use and covers well, often in one coat. Other paints will also cover and adhere to the surface. But, please check the makers instructions, and recommendations before using. Some paints may require an undercoat before the final coat. Also, depending on your chosen paint, a final wax or varnish may be needed to protect the paint and give it a final finish. Chalk paint usually needs a final wax.

3

Initial Preparation

Wipe surfaces to be painted to make sure they are dust free, ensuring that you do not leave any fibres. Sand surface lightly if required by paint being used. Remove any dust from sanding.

Painting

Undercoat if required by top coat paint. Chalk paint usually does not require this (check with maker). Apply top coat avoiding runs, and excessive paint. If needed apply additional coat(s). Leave to dry.

Finishing

Apply wax or varnish as instructions - if needed.

4

Finished Look

This depends on the paint used and the final look that you want. Chalk paint can be left without a wax, but it is best waxed for protection, and to achieve a soft sheen. Buff wax as instructions. Eggshell and gloss paint do not usually require any final finishing.

Personalise

Add lettering, or decorative accessories to personalise.

5

Be Bold - Experiment

There’s lots of effects you can achieve when you refinish our Honey Pine collection. For a trendy distressed look sand the Chalk painted surface before waxing, or use various coloured waxes to achieve a new look.

Bright Colours

Paint in bright vivid colours to make a design stand out.

Découpage or Stencil...

Be creative to design a new look.

 Please contact us if you need any help and advice on refinishing our designs - we’re here to help. We do not supply any refinishing products, and have no association with Annie Sloan or any other supplier.

YouTube has lots of videos on how to paint and finish using a range of paints and techniques. Take a look to get an idea of techniques that you can use in refinishing our designs. You’ll have fun doing it.

 

© ZS 2018

CUSTOMER PROJECTS

There are a number of project ideas on our desktop site to get you started creating individual home accessories or gifts from our collections. We actively encourage our customers to add their own ideas to our designs (you can’t claim the designs are your own, only that you’ve refinished them).

OTHER REFINISHING IDEAS

Wooden Bin

Retro Cart Money Box

Just a few ideas for personalising and refinishing our standard stock Designs.