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A Paint Challenge

There seem to be more and more paints on the market I thought I would try and then compare some.  I have completed these recent pieces with different paints.

A Stag dressing table that I have painted with Wickes Chalk Paint, I then sealed to protect with Autentico Sealant I have added Cath Kidston Birds and Flowers draw knobs.

A solid oak vintage bedroom chair has been painted with Autentico Chalk Paint and reupholstered with Cath Kidston Birds and Flowers fabric.

A solid Oak corner unit, having removed the heavy leaded lights door to lighten and open up, I have then painted with Farrow and Ball and added beautiful Laura Ashley paper to the back to add another dimension and help create a unique piece.

My observations:
I am very familiar with Autentico as this is the paint I have been using for the last year and a half, it is easy to use, hard wearing and has a huge range of colours. This is the first time I have used Farrow and Ball, I found it quite different it was much more like gloss both in the way it paints and the way it smells, it also has a more glossy finish than other paints. A disadvantage for Farrow and Ball is that Homebase, the main local stockist, only hold a very limited range of colours so if you want something that isn’t on the shelf you have to order in advance. Not great if you are an impulse buyer like me. Wicks Chalk Paint was great to work with and slightly cheaper then both other paints but quite a limited range of colours available. I did seal the Wicks paint as I wasn’t sure how hard wearing it would be.

I plan to try a paint I was introduced to yesterday through a Facebook Forum, a very useful way to get some tips, Earth Born Paints. Looks like a nice range of colours available. If anyone out there has some experience I would love to hear from you.

All three pieces, of upcycled unique painted furniture, are now for sale from Restored to be Adored X

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