Serving Cart Goes Fresco - A Lime Paint Transformation

4 Materials
8 Days
Pure and Original offered to let me try out their Fresco lime paint on a piece of furniture. Typically one would use the Fresco Lime Paint on walls, but I wanted to try it on my furniture.
Before and AfterAt one time this was modern and trendy. But no more. When I look at it now, I just see "old & boring".
STEP #1 – Prep by cleaning and repairing. I used Krud Kutter and J-B Weld KwikWood to fill holes and indents. The back plates were nailed in, so those holes needed filling. STEP #2 – Sand the finish to give tooth.STEP #3 – Clean off the dust from sanding with a damp cloth. STEP #4 – Prime with Wallprim, preferably tinted to match the paint you will be using for your finish coat. I used my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer. On the front right you can see another project – I painted this first to get a feel for the Fresco.STEP #5 – Lightly sand when the primer is dry to prepare it for your final coats.   This is where it gets interesting…STEP Grab your special brush and take short swipes of the lime paint all over as you cover the piece because you want to see the variations in your surface. Add a little water to thin the paint just a bit to help the light and dark pigments separate and bring you a beautiful varied shades.
The old-world style look is becoming more popular these days and it's an easy process with Pure and original's Fresco Lime Paint. A few quick swipes with a brush and you end up with an amazing finish.
It does take a little practice, but after you will be impressed with your artistry.
STEP Wait a week before topcoating to let the lime paint sufficiently dry. I used the Pure and Original Dead Flat EcoSealer. STEP Add new hardware. So what is lime paint?Pure and Original is remarkable paint that results in an aged look that would be hard to duplicate with traditional paint.   Lime Paint, a type of paint that has existed for thousands of years, is an all natural, 100% mineral paint composed of quick lime and natural pigments. With a VOC
Suggested materials:
  • Lime paint   (Pure and Original)
  • EcoSealer   (Pure and Original)
  • Wallprim   (Pure and Original)
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Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}
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