About Cottage Paint..
It is fabulous furniture paint that is quick and easy – no stripping, sanding or primer needed!
It is a simple and fun way to transform and decorate furniture, and cabinetry. Come on in and choose from over 50 pre-made Cottage Paint colours and see all the different finishes you can use. Cottage Paint can also be tinted in most Benjamin Moore colours!
There are several different techniques you could apply to your furniture using Cottage paint such as distress, crackle, antiquing, glitter, image transfers and so much more.
We now have three types of Cottage Furniture paint to choose from - Shabby Chic Cottage paint, Serenity and Urban - Scroll below for more information on these products!
Before & After
Vintage Shabby Chic Cottage Paint
Cottage Paint is a clay/chalk-based paint that dries to a matte finish and is low VOC. Specially formulated to allow an easy release when polished with a damp cloth, creating a velvety smooth time worn finish. Add a top coat of one of our many finishing options for increased durability.
Cottage Paint creates the very popular Shabby Chic style when the surface is distressed.
Serenity Cottage Paint
Less shabby... More chic for a clean new finish!
Serenity creates a smooth, silky finish that can be used for indoor or outdoor furniture, cabinets, walls, doors and trims.
This mineral paint is low VOC and formulated with top quality acrylic and urethane resins which cures to a very durable finish. No top coat required!
Urban Liquid Metallic Cottage Paint
This shabby-chic look is used to create a metallic appearance on interior or exterior furniture, cabinets and walls.
It is a hybird emulsion of water and plant oil and is environmentally friendly with low VOCs. Urban Paint has great adhesion and beautiful self levelling. Offers superior surface strength that is washable with low odour.
Urban Suede Cottage Paint
This industrial-chic look is used to create a beautiful suede finish that is shimmering smooth. It is acrylic metallic plaster that is low odor and environmentally friendly with low V.O.C's.
Method of application (brushed, rolled, or trowelled) determines the end result. With great adhesion, it applies to furniture, cabinetry and walls and has easy water clean-up. Use a similar coloured paint as an undercoat to improve coverage!
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a simple, fun and easy way to transform a once neglected piece of furniture into something you’ll be proud to display in your home!
Cottage Paint colours
Metallic & Suede Cottage Paint
The phrase “No Priming, No Sanding, NoStripping” refers to surfaces that are clean from contaminants (such as Wax). They must be Sealed, in other words, have a varnish or lacquer surface and no chipping or peeling surfaces.
1. Choose a piece of furniture that has good “bones” that could use some TLC.
2. Clean the surfaces with a damp cloth and Cottage Paint’s ‘Clean and Prep’ for tough dirt, grease and wax residue.
3. Choose two colours, one that will be most visible as a top coat and a contrasting one that will look great peeking through the top coat here and there for the distressed look. You can also let the original colour of the furniture be the one that peeks through or pick one solid colour to cover your piece.
4. Grab some brushes - We sell speciality Cottage paint brushes for application. The size of the brush varies depending on the size of your piece - smaller brushes are great for spindles or table legs.
5. Brush on one coat of the first colour then seal it with a varnish. After that is dry, apply one to two coats of the second (main colour you chose for your piece), drying in between coats for the distressed look.
Note: the first colour doesn’t need to completely cover the piece but the second colour does.
6. Use a damp cloth to rub off the dry top coat exposing the first coat here and there. The longer you leave it to dry, the more elbow grease you’ll need to remove it!
7. Finish your piece with your choice of wax or varnish.
Don't be shy to come in if you have any questions about the process, colours, finishes or quantity needed - we'd be happy to help!