How to paint furniture with Vintage Rocks Chalk Paint

How to paint furniture using Vintage Rocks Chalk Paint: the Basics

You may have already heard that painting with Vintage Rocks paint is a doddle. But what makes this exceptional formula so life-changingly good?

There are a lot of no-prep paints on the market now. Paints that claim you do not need to sand or prime your furniture before painting. But not many of these other brands have the same special qualities that Vintage Rocks possesses.

We’ve developed our recipe so that it goes on amazingly smoothly … no lumps, bumps or pilling. It’s self-leveling so you don’t have to live with brush marks if you don’t want to. Because of the high quality pigments that are used in our brand, the coverage is exceptional. In some cases, 1 and a bit coats will be enough.

How to paint furniture

Creating texture with the VR Texture Brush

How to paint furniture with Vintage Rocks paint

But what are the EXACT steps involved in creating a Vintage Rocks work of art?

  1. Choose your Vintage Rocks colours. Click here to see all of them.

  2. Source an interesting piece of furniture. We’ll be writing a blog about that soon.

  3. Clean, if needed, but to be honest, it has to be pretty dirty, dusty and cobwebby for you to have to really worry about this step. A quick swoosh over with a baby wipe is normally fine.

  4. On the back of your Vintage Rocks tin, you’ll notice that the text instructs you to tip it upside down and leave it for as long as possible. Again, this isn’t always necessary as the unique formula and high quality pigments we use should stay mixed into the base from production to painting.

  5. Pop open your paint tin

  6. Get excited

  7. Take your chosen Vintage Rocks brush (you can find help with that here)

  8. Dip your brush straight into the paint and apply to your piece of furniture. To achieve a clean, smooth finish, use long, smooth strokes. Be careful not to add “take off and landing” marks by stopping and and starting a stroke part way across your piece of furniture. Try to use one continuous stroke from one end of the surface to the other. There are lots of different techniques you can experiment with. For some ideas, click here.

  9. Once dry, add another coat of paint, if needed and continue until you achieve a solid look.

  10. Decide whether you would like to keep the solid look or distress a little. You can easily distress by rubbing gently along edges with a baby wipe or a fine sanding block. The art to distressing is to only apply where the furniture would naturally wear with age.  Edges, corners and by handles etc.

  11. Now you need to seal your painted piece with Vintage Rocks Finishing Cream or Buzz Wax. This will protect your painted furniture from scratches and marks and make it easier for you to clean. 

  12. Clean your brushes. This part is super easy because Vintage Rocks paint is water based and you just need to run your brushes under warm water. If you’re using the Vintage Rocks easy clean, smoothing brushes then this process is even easier because the paint literally slips off the synthetic bristles.

  13. Admire your handy work and have a well-deserved cuppa.

Now you know how to paint furniture with Vintage Rocks paint, you can start sourcing your furniture and don’t forget to tag us on socials #vintagerockspaint