Tips for Painting With Red
I’ve been working on my guest room, most of the colors in there are gray, black, white, with a couple of navy chevron pillows.
But that was soon to change!
I’m in this fun “DIY Furniture Girls” group! This month our theme was to paint something RED!
I started with this:
Here’s my free table, it’s been everywhere except in the house. It was mostly used for storage in the shop, holding paint and junk. It had a few paint splatters on it, so I sanded them off.
Red is a hard color to paint with or at least it has been for me. It takes lots of coats and doesn’t cover well. I have a secret weapon and I’m sharing it with you today!
- I used Painters Touch 2X Flatred Primer by RustOleum. I just took the table outside and sprayed away.
- And I painted this piece with Decoarrt, DAD18-22 Designer Series, 18-Ounce, Tuscan Red. Did you notice that it’s for furniture, walls, wood and canvas, and it always has been. This paint has been around for a while and I never see anyone using it except for me 🙂
- For the top-coat I used Maison Blanche Antique Wax in light brown
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And then Lucy from Craftberry Bush offered the cutest print for free for a limited time. It looks perfect in my scrap wood frame beside my little deer bookend.
It’s been a few years since I had red in the house. But I think it’s a keeper!
Be sure to visit all the “RED” painted furniture projects!