Hi! My first post. So I have 2 jobs on my to-do list. I have this wooden telephone seat that I'd like to paint the same as my feature wall. I've read consistently - to sand, prime, and apply 2 emulsion coats, BUT I'm struggling to find any consistency on what to finish it with. All the chalk paint finishes say for use with their paint (and I can't colour match to any of the chalk paints on the market). Also perhaps a silly q, but do I use a roller or brush? Second q - I have an old victorian fireplace (presumably cast iron). I never intend to use it. It's in a bedroom. However, I'd like to repaint it black, and the wooden surrounding frame too. Is there any paint on the market that is suitable for both? And do I need to prep the fireplace? Thanks in advance all :)
I highly recommend mineral paint, such as fusion, it doesn't need much prep before hand, if you get some of the ultra grip it will adhere to any surface, is much harder wearing than chalk paint and easy to apply. You don't need to use a roller, that just depends on the paint. Sponge rollers are nice smooth applications, which I would recommend for large areas. Do your cutting in (edges) first. Good luck! Sounds like a lovely project!
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