I finished a couple “have to do” projects last week so this week I took the time to do a “want to do” project. And it was a quick one! Remember this cabinet I share with you last week?
Yesterday, I painted it! I used 2 Krylon products that we have in our store. The first was the chalky finish in misty grey. The second one was a wax coating.
I started by giving the cabinet a light sanding and wiping it down. Then I used painters tape to cover the metal hardware that I didn’t want painted. That was the time consuming part of this project!
Then I sprayed the cabinet with several thin coats to prevent the paint from running. I believe this photo was after the first coat.
This paint dries in 20 to 25 minutes so it didn’t take long to get the coverage that I wanted.
When it was totally dry, I sprayed on the wax coating. After 15 minutes you buff it to the sheen that you want. Now, I have to say that I sped through the buffing and I wish I had taken more time. But the pool at the cabin was at 36° so what can I say?
This morning, I buffed it up again but I ended up adding a layer of my favorite beeswax just to finish it off. I think if I had taken the time originally the spray would have worked out fine. I would have used a second coat of spray this morning but by the time I decided it needed more, I had taken the tape off.
I really like the way it turned out and I think it would be fun to try using this spray on projects that I want to distress. It comes in several different colours and is quick to use.
Our May Day tree is turning to fall colours already! Hopefully, we will still have a few summer days over the next few weeks!
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