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Makeover a Bassinet or Crib with MudPaint Clay Paint

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This gorgeous bassinet makeover in Manor White is fabulous!  So often folks paint where they spend time with their tables, kitchen cabinets, desks, dressers and forget about the beds and cribs and bassinets! If you are looking to create a nursery or update one, getting ready for a baby is easy with MudPaint!  This bassinet was done by Brooke at Nesting with Grace .  To get this look, Brooke used Manor White.  A bassinet or crib makeover with MudPaint is easy to do because of the amazing coverage! 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.

makeover a crib with manor white clay furniture paint from MudPaint

In addition, just about every week at MudPaint we talk to concerned parents interested in keeping their babies in their cribs or bassinets free from all the chemicals out there.  It is pretty incredible how many carcinogens are in paint these days!   No crazy lead in our paints!  Only all-natural dyes, pigments, clay and other earthen materials for your crib or bassinet!

Follow these step to get this look:

  1. The first step in a good crib painting project is to clean the surface well.
  2. A light sanding is recommended. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth. (Check out our Rad Pad Sander for a terrific sanding option!)
  3. 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. .
  4. Be sure surface is free of dust.
  5. Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
  6. Before using MudPaint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
  7. Apply Manor White with a MudPaint brush.
  8. For a more distressed, aged and weathered look, paint any which way.
  9. Most surfaces need only a single coat as our coverage and adhesion is quite remarkable!
  10. If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats. This is a great way to remove any brush marks that may appear.
  11. Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.  
  12. Finally, as cribs are used frequently, we recommend a good application or two of our Matte Finish Clear Coat. Or, if looking for a higher sheen with a touch more gloss, a coat of our Finishing Wax applied with our Wax Brush is a great option. (And click here for tips on how to clean your wax brush after use — they can last for years if cleaned well!)