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Painting Pine

Posted by LittleMissRedK (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 17, 11 at 16:59

I have purchased a piece of unfinished pine furniture (small armoire) that I want to finish with a distressed green finish. I have painted lots of things in my day but this is my first foray into furniture. Any suggestions?

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RE: Painting Pine

"Distressed" can mean many things from physical distressing (dents, holes,worn edges, etc.) to finish distressing (blistering, wear-through, glazing, etc.). There is a shop near me that specializes in distressed paint finishes. The book below discussion some of his techniques.

Other than that, knots in pine will bleed through paint. The way to prevent this is to prime with shellac or shellac-based primer (Zinsser B-I-N).

Latex paint is not the best choice for furniture. It tends to block (stick to itself or other things set on it). Better choices are oil-based paint (if you can still get it in your area), or sprayed on tinted lacquer or acrylic.

Here is a link that might be useful: David T. Smith furniture

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