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Protecting outdoor furniture with Chalk Pain

I’m here to show you how to lacquer small chair for the garden. She’s a really beautiful little one, it’s pretty old, I painted it. I’m going to suggest you either use this brush or this one might be good because there’s quite a lot of texture in it.So I stir, I’m going to use it matt varnish, remember that this is the varnish that’s got UV protection in it, so this colour is going to stay its gorgeousness and it won’t fade. So a little bit into there, I could be using it directly from there but I quite like to be able to make certain that it is all stirred and I poured that in.

I don’t have to do it straight from there. So it’s just really a question of brushing. So I can get in there with this brush it’s really nice you can get into all the nooks and crannies all over and that’s it really. It’s as simple as that there’s no secret, there’s no magic, it’s just doing this and that’s it protected. You might want to do two coats, I wouldn’t do any more than that, two is probably because you’ll miss a bit and that’s it.

One really important thing to know about is that I just don’t want to do just the bits I can see. Make certain that you encapsulate the whole piece. So I go underneath so there are no bits that are not varnished. This is because you want to protect it all you don’t want to get water getting in. If you let water get in then it gets under and maybe then it can push out. Probably, with a chair, best thing to do is to do it upside down first.

That’s the chair not you, and then you can turn it up the right way and you’ll make certain that you’ve covered everything. So this is a really bright colour, so anything bright yellow, bright blue, bright green it will fade fairly quickly but this has got UV protection so that’s made it fantastic. So outside the sun won’t let it fade so it’s going to keep that beautiful gorgeousness.

So there you have it – whether you go with matt or gloss finish, lacquering just helps extend the life of your furniture and the Chalk Paint finish. So have a go and let us know what you create.

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