How to Paint Perfect Lines on Furniture. #TuesdayTipsWithFallon




Step 1:  Make sure your base is dry. I typically wait at least 24 to 48 hours after I have applied my last coat of paint on my piece of furniture. The gray color I used for my base color is Driftwood by General Finishes with my Zibra fan brush.

Step 2:  Measure and lay down three (or more) pieces of painter’s tape depending on how wide you want your line to be.   I recommend using blue and orange painter’s tape made by 3M because it is made specifically for delicate surfaces, such as a newly painted piece of furniture.  It is designed to decrease the chances of pulling off any paint that was recently applied.

Step 3:  Pull up middle piece(s) of tape.  Apply pressure and glide your finger along the two pieces of tape that are still on your furniture.  By doing this, it will eliminate any raised areas that would allow the paint to pool or gather underneath the tape.

Step 4:  Use the color that you originally painted your piece with and paint in-between those two pieces of tape with your Zibra Triangle or Square Brush. By using the original color first, it seeps into the crevices and grain of the wood instead of the color you will use to paint your line. See video tutorial above.  If you are painting a line on a stained or raw piece of furniture, apply a coat of polyurethane instead of color.

Step 5:  Once the paint is dry, use your Zibra Triangle or Square brush and paint over what you just painted with the new color that you want your line to be. The white color I used in the video is Crinoline by Country Chic Paint. Make sure you use the code MARKETHOUSE10 to receive 10% off your Country Chic Paint order!

Step 6:  Letting the paint dry well in between, apply as many coats as necessary to get the desired look you want.

Step 7:  After your last coat, wait approximately 5 to 10 minutes and then pull the two pieces of tape off of your furniture.  You want to pull the pieces of tape off when the paint it still a little tacky, not when the paint is completely dry.

Step 8:  Seal your piece/lines with the top coat of your choice using the Zibra Chiseled Wedge.  I recommend 3 coats of a water-based polyurethane. If you would like to see a video on how I apply poly with this brush, click HERE.

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