- Bungalow 47 Paint
- French Toile
Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint is an American-made chalk and clay paint, available in a wide variety of colors, to create as you desire and update the style of your space as you evolve. It is perfect for painting and repurposing your flea market finds, to bring that ‘hip and humble’ edge to your home design. It will adhere to almost any surface, including wood, metal, ceramic, stone, and more. The paint is fast-drying, provides an easy clean up, is easy to distress and manipulate for your ultimate signature approach.
Prep: Begin by removing all dust and debris from your vintage find. Wash your piece thoroughly with warm soapy water, a degreasing solution, or a 50/50 water and vinegar mix. Although some vintage finds do not require sanding or priming, better adhesion and blocking of stains can be achieved by applying Bungalow 47 Clear Primer before painting. If you plan to use Bungalow 47 Clear Finish for maximum protection, you may want to begin with primer before painting, as wood tannins and stains are attracted to water-based products and may not surface until applying a finish. Please review the warning regarding sanding of lead paint.
Application: Stir paint thoroughly before using. Apply paint with a good-quality brush or foam roller. Paint can also be sprayed (thinning with water may be required depending on your equipment). Allow paint to dry before applying second coat. Once dry, if a vintage look is desired, distress paint using medium to fine grit sandpaper. Remove any sanding dust and seal and protect your piece using Bungalow 47 Clear Finish.
Estimate Coverage: One quart covers approximately 100-150 square feet, depending on the technique of your application and the surface being painted.
Estimate Dry Time: Depending on your climate, paint will be dry within 30-60 minutes. However, dry and cure times vary when the temperature and/or humidity levels change even 10 degrees. To ensure proper dryness, place your hand on the dry paint. If it still feels cool to the touch, allow more time before applying a second coat, distressing, or finishing.
Clean Up: Clean up any spills and splatters, along with your painting tools, using warm soapy water.
Thinning: Thinning is not necessary, however, for a variety of looks and techniques, paint can easily be thinned with water. Test with a very small amount to achieve your desired consistency.