Over Memorial Day, DH and I spent three days painting our bedroom set. And I was featured on
I've been asked what the process was, basically we did it the same way everyone does it but we used ML Campbell Products instead of regular paint.
Here's how we did it:
Moved the furniture into the garage which we covered the floor with lots of those cheap plastic drop cloths.
Wiped down all the furniture with a mixture of Simple Green and water.
Rubbed on the deglosser, no need to sand when you use this...make sure to wear gloves and have a mask on..lots of fumes. We actually did the deglosser two times to make sure it broke down the finish.
We bought a HVLP (high volume, low pressure) spray gun because it has low overspray and it's what the professionals use. Cost is about $100...not a bad investment.
We used the MagnaClaw Primer and sprayed on two coats, sanding after the second coat.
Wiped down with a wet towel to clear off the dust.
For the cream color, we used the Magnalac pigmented lacquer and thined it down with lacquer thinner, spraying on two coats.
Next we applied the Woodsong II glaze, which was thinned down mineral spirits. We completely covered each piece and wiped off the excess glaze that we didn't want.
Applied two coats of Magnalac clear top coat to seal everything off.
DH did lots of research and found out that the ML Campbell brand is what the cabinet businesses use to paint cupboards. The laquer and topcoat dried so fast that the processes were really fast.
The laquer can be tinted to any color but make sure you do your research before starting to paint your furniture.
And we even painted our ceiling fan with left over paint...
Here's the fan as it use to be, brass and very dated.