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Pinty Plus – May Makeover

by Clare Mansell
Pinty Plus – May Makeover

For the last couple of months I’ve been working with novasolspray.co.uk using Pinty Plus Chalk Paint spray to upcycle and makeover furniture and home decor. So far I’ve stuck to a pretty safe palette of pale turquoise and turquoise and so this month I decided to go for something radically diffferent… Red Velvet!

Red Velvet is a very vivid colour which is neither red nor pink, but a sort of strong pinky red. It is actually exactly the kind of colour my son loves, so was an easy choice for a project for him. The chair I used was one I picked up at Ardingly Antiques Fair several years ago. I think it’s one of those rare items that hadn’t been deliberately styled to look tatty, it just is tatty!

The more I looked at it the more I realised it was quite dirty and really needed an overhaul…

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After scrubbing it down with Cif I started spraying it. The first coat on top of the white was very pink… pink enough for me to panic a little bit about the colour change, but after applying the top coat it took on a deeper shade, though let’s not beat around the bush here, it is still really bright!

Keeping out of the wind round the side of the house meant that this time I used less paint than when I sprayed the wicker chair, just over one can. I finished it off with the Pinty Plus craft spary varnish which also makes the colour slightly darker.

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I am kicking myself slightly about the finished result. As I suspected this chair had so many layers of paint built up on it that it really would have benefited from being sanded down first and if I’d spent that extra time on it the finish would have been a lot better. As it is there are certain parts of the chair where you can see the uneven finish of the old paint through the Pinty Plus.

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It’s probably only me who will ever notice it, but it’s slightly annoying because if we’d had more sunny days in a row last week I would have sanded it down… so basically it’s the weather’s fault!

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Anyway, the important thing is that Theo loves his new chair and tomorrow I’ll share a little room makoever with you that will show you what the chair looks like in its new home…

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6 comments

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies May 23, 2016 - 8:41 pm

That is a truly incredible colour of pink – wow indeed! I can think of a few people around here who would spray all our furniture that colour if they were allowed 🙂

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Nicky May 24, 2016 - 6:42 am

Wow! Chalk paint in a can! That’s amazing! Though I don’t think it’s hit the UK shores yet 🙁

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claremansell@mac.com May 24, 2016 - 7:27 am

Hi Nicky, I am in the UK and the paint is sold by a UK company novasolspray.co.uk

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Nicky May 26, 2016 - 11:34 am

Hi Clare – oh fab!! Thank you. That’s great! I don’t know what made me think you were over the pond! 🙂

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karen May 25, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Looks fab x

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Kara May 26, 2016 - 2:54 pm

That colour is AMAZING -I like the finish chair, I think it looks fab xx

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