Have you always wanted to try refinishing furniture and never knew where to start?
Are you bored with the decor in your house?
Want to switch your decor but don't want to pay someone else to do it?
Look no further!
I always get questions about how to start painting furniture. Whether it's a cool piece found at a thrift store, or grandma's heirloom, sometimes a piece of furniture just needs a fresh take on life. That's why I created this box. Now, you can get everything you need to refinish furniture, all delivered to your mailbox! This is my curated collection of tools, tricks, and my very favorite products. While there are many great finishes and tutorials out there, my goal is to simplify it. To bring it to you in a box along with a video tutorial that walks you step-by-step to your newly finished piece!
*Disclaimer (if you are thinking of "RE-FINISH"ing a piece white):
While a coat of white paint on furniture can be magical, it can be tricky. If you are choosing to paint with "Snow White" - that's General Finishes whitest white - we do recommend a good stain blocking primer (like Zinsser's Bulls Eye 1-2-3 or Kilz's Total One) to get started. Sorry, this is not included in the box, but it is available at most home improvement stores.
Q & A
Why General Finishes Milk Paint?
As a furniture refinisher, it's really fun to try different products. I came across General Finishes Milk Paint a while ago, and loved it! The more I used it, the more I really fell in love with it's durability and it's finish. It is somewhere between a flat and a satin, really giving a gorgeous finished product!
This is what General Finishes says about their paint, ""Not a true "milk paint" (there is no milk in it) but a modern version of old world paint with a strong mineral base, it is fabulously adaptable & UV resistant. Milk Paint can be used indoors or out & applied to furniture, crafts, and cabinets. Easy to use - consumers can hand apply or professionals may spray. It is the furniture paint with soul.".*
Yeah, that's right, it said exterior too! I've tried it myself, and it's held up in the outdoors year round! (in Pittsburgh!!!)
Do I need a top coat?
No! Again, here is what General Finishes has to say, "The answer is no, General Finishes Milk Paint does not require sealing, especially for lower use pieces such as a coffee table. General Finishes Milk Paint is a high tech mineral based paint created using modern technology. We recommend a top coat if you want to increase the sheen or for more durability in high traffic areas such as a table top or kitchen cabinets."**
I have been using GF Milk Paint without a top coat, and the durability is great! If you would like to protect your piece a bit more, or it will need to withstand more use, we offer General Finishes High Performance Poly in different sheens in our shop. We'd be happy to ship you a can with your box!
Do I have to distress?
Nope! I love distressing, but I understand it may not be the look everyone is going for. No problem! You can paint you piece and forget the distressing step in the video! If you really want to protect your piece from natural distressing over time, we recommend a couple of coats of General Finishes High Performance Poly. You can find this in our shop.
Where can I get more paint?
We are proud to be a General Finishes Retailer. So you can purchase more paint right in our shop! As always, let us know if you don't see something you need!
Help! Something isn't right!?!
Email us and we are happy to help! firstname.lastname@example.org