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It’s easy to give your furniture a coastal look with MudPaint. There are so many ways to paint a piece to give it that beachy, white-washed, aged and weathered look. it’s less vibrant and “crisp” than the Boho style, but far more aged and ‘roughed up’. The below piece is painted in Harbor with a Simply White paint wash over the top for a white-washed look.
You can layer paint, add texture with a saltwash additive, paint stripes, or simply use two beachy colors on a piece. MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat. Use Manor White or China White and Seaside or Suede Blue and to give any piece in your home a coastal look. Follow these steps to paint your piece!
- Clean the surface well.
- A light sanding is recommended. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth. Our new RAD Pads Sanding Pads are a great option and have 8 different sanding surfaces – from Medium to Very Fine!
- If there are holes, fill them with wood filler and then sand smooth.
- A primer is not needed on most surfaces. However, if a smooth or slick surface, painting a lighter color, painting over a stain or wood with red undertones, or if painting a wood that is known to bleed, a primer is recommended. MudPaint is compatible with water based primers, cover stain and KILZ.
- Be sure surface is free of dust.
- Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
- Before using paint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
- Apply paint with a brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
- For a more distressed look, paint any which way.
- Most surfaces need only a single coat.
- If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
- Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
- Finish with a clear coat for high traffic areas. For low traffic areas, finish with wax and then clean off that brush for your next MudPaint project!