Directions for applying Silky Patina Paint
Step 1 - Select your piece! - remove all knobs, hinges and/or handles
Step 2 - Make sure it’s clean. I like to clean with vinegar & water but if it’s really old and gummy -
mineral spirits work well. If it’s untreated wood - just dust-free is all you need to do.
Step 3 - Although sanding is not always required - with shiny surfaces I always give it a quick scuff so to speak, with a sanding block, to increase adhesion.
Step 4 - Using your Bluestone House™ natural bristle brush, apply your paint. Some colors may require a second coat. Silky can also be rolled on but we prefer a brush.
Step 5 - You may be happy with the look at this point - if so you're all done! You can now add your hardware back on. Silky does require a cure period of 3-6 days.
If you like the French Country distressed look, that is so desired,
sand your piece lightly around the edges. Silky can also be "wet distressed" by rubbing the edges with a damp cloth as soon as it is dry to the touch.
You cannot make a mistake! If you take off too much, add some more paint.
Always paint & sand in a well-ventilated area!
Step 6 -For added protection apply the Bluestone House™ Natural Beeswax. Using our waxing brush, in a circular motion, apply the wax so that is is tacky to the touch but not clumpy. The wax is clear so you should not be able to see it on your piece. Then, using a clean cloth, buff to a shine. As an alternative or you could brush on our Clear Waterborne Varnish "Silky Satin Interior Clear Topcoat".
See bluestonehouse.blogspot.com or bluestonehouse.ca for inspirational pics.
Bluestone House™ Paints & Topcoats are
100% water-based acrylic - ultra-low VOC's and soap & water clean up !!!
Special Notes :
If you are painting a piece of furniture that is already painted, remove any old or flaking paint. Do this in a well-ventilated area!
If you want to be sure that the knots or tannin in the wood do not bleed through - use a blocking primer. Personally I like it when the tannin & knots bleed throughout! - it adds to the Patina of the piece!
WARNING !!! VERY ADDICTIVE !!!
If this happens - contact a friend and go garage shopping to find more pieces to paint !!!
WARNING FOR REMOVING LEAD PAINT
If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN, PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD AVOID EXPOSURE.
Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-880-424-LEAD or log on to www.pa.gob/lead
Since the use of our products is not under our direct supervision, we cannot guarantee any results of use beyond our control, even though the directions were followed.
Before using, the user shall determine the suitability of the product for his/her intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.