1. Thoroughly clean the surface with our Polish Cleaner & Remover to remove all old products from your furniture. Our Colorantic varnish cleaner and make-up remover removes all dirt, grease and residues from your furniture. Spray on and leave for 30 minutes for best results. Then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Repeat as necessary.
2. Sand with our sanding blocks for easier application. Good sanding is a step not to be neglected. By lightly scraping the surface of your furniture, our chalk paint will adhere better. This also removes all traces of old varnish. Sand until there is no longer any matt sheen.
3. Apply our oil- or water-based primer for better adhesion of our chalk paint. This creates an effective barrier that allows the paint to adhere better to your furniture. If your furniture has already been painted with water-based paint, please use our water-based brush. If you think that what was on your furniture was oil paint, use our Oil Primer. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE, THEN ALWAYS USE OUR OIL PRIMER.
***How do you know whether to use a water- or oil-based primer? Before starting your project, take a cotton swab or ear pick and soak it in rubbing alcohol. Rub the pad on your furniture… If paint appears on your pad, it’s a water-based paint, so use our Grip-all water-based primer. If you look at your stamp and there’s nothing on it, it’s an oil-based paint, so use our Oil Primer.