How do I get the paint to stick to those really smooth or shiny pieces?
This is one of the most common questions that i get.
There are all different kinds of finishes on furniture.. The really glossy shiny stuff and there is the french providential style that is almost like a laminate counter top.. I am going to go through these steps with you today, and post photos of the process. Stay tuned for the transformation!
This is that french Provencal laminate like finish.
I am a big fan of chalk paint for these pieces. Chalk paint sticks to almost all services.. You can buy it at special retail stores(Annie Sloan Chalk).Very smooth and consistent!
- Always clean your piece. I use mostly soap and water
- With chalk paint there is no prepping (sanding, priming, exc) you just brush or spray right on
- I do one coat and then touch up where i missed when the piece is dry. If your going with a darker paint color more coats may be needed.
Then there are the high gloss wood pieces