Rainbow Chalk’s Shabby Chic chalk-based garden paint is ideal for updating exterior furniture. This matt finish paint comes in a range of beautiful colours, and the water-based, low-odour formulation has a water-repellent finish, that also contains additives to help prevent the growth of moulds and algae, so it’s ideal for outdoor use. The paint can be used directly onto bare or previously painted wood, brick, stone, plaster or any suitably primed rigid surface such as metal or plastic. There is no priming or sanding necessary on most surfaces, making it a hassle-free project that can easily be done in a weekend.
Make sure surfaces are smooth, dry and free from contaminants before you begin. For best results, ensure that the surface is clean and free from wax or oil. If wax has been used previously, clean the surface thoroughly with white spirit. We recommend that bare wood is sanded before painting. Stir the Shabby Chic chalk-based garden paint thoroughly prior to use. The product can then be applied by brush or roller. If applying by brush, apply evenly following the grain of the wood. If rolling, use a short nap mohair roller. Allow to dry thoroughly, then lightly abrade with moistened sand paper or a stainless steel scouring pad – again with the grain of the wood. Apply a second coat if necessary, after two hours.
Decking can start to look a little worse for wear after a few years of use, but help is at hand with Rainbow Chalk’s range of Shabby Chic decking paint.
If your decking is in need of a makeover, Rainbow Chalk’s Shabby Chic decking paint is a water-based coating which is specifically suited to provide weathering protection against rotting mould caused by damp environments and also UV sun rays. Not only does Shabby Chic decking paint add protection but also safety with anti-slip additives, which allow extra grip once the decking area becomes wet. You can apply it to previously stained or painted surfaces, without requiring any primer or undercoat. Its a tough and durable acrylic coating which the unique ability to flex with the underlying layer, which reduces the likelihood of flaking or cracking caused by everyday weathering and foot traffic. It’s also water-based, which makes it easy to apply, and also easier to clean brushes after use.
Make sure the surface is free of dust and grime then paint on with a brush, roller or specially-designed sponge. Shabby Chic decking paint does not require a primer or undercoat before use, just make sure that the surface is clean, dry and free from contaminants before you begin, to ensure best possible results. You can simply apply by using a brush or roller and will be touch dry within one hour of application. Do not apply at temperatures below 10ºC and make sure the product is stirred thoroughly before use. Allow two hours before re-coating with a second layer if required.
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