WHAT KIND OF SPRAYER DO YOU USE?
WHAT KIND OF AIR COMPRESSOR DO YOU USE?
Husky 2.0 Running HP 30 Gallon Vertical Compressor. Model #VT6315. This is a solid cast iron, twin cylinder compressor pump for extreme durability. It offers 135 PSI maximum pressure and air delivery 6.2/5.5 SCFM (standard cubic feet of air per minute). This is important when choosing a compressor that meets the requirements for your paint sprayer.
WHAT KIND OF PAINT DO YOU USE?
Our first choice of paint for most furniture is Benjamin Moore (Aura) interior in the satin finish. It is more expensive per gallon but coverage and quality is unbeatable. When spraying, Aura covers in just two to three coats. And just two coats with a brush.
Our second choice is Behr Ultra Premium Plus (paint and primer in one). This covers fairly well compared to most paints and is durable. When spraying it requires approximately five coats and three to four coats with a brush.
WHAT PAINT COLORS DO YOU USE?
Our vintage white is called Frostine (AF-5) and our classic black is the standard black in the Benjamin Moore family.
Our vintage white is called Swiss Coffee and our classic black is called Forever Black in the Behr family.
Brooke's red buffet is a Behr paint color called Indiscreet that we had matched at our Benjamin Moore store.
Our robin egg blue paint is a Behr paint called Liquid Blue however we have mixed whites with it on different levels based upon what we were refinishing.
WHERE DO YOU BUY AURA PAINT?
We get our paint at Wilson's Quality Paint & Decor in Kaysville Utah. You can find Aura at most Benjamin Moore stores but visit Wilson's in Kaysville and you will receive outstanding service. For more information click here to visit their website!
HOW DO YOU DISTRESS YOUR PIECES?
All of our distressing is done by hand with 120 grit sandpaper. Basic distressing is done by rubbing the edge of sand paper along lines and designs. For a more shabby chic look go ahead and distress door and drawer fronts as well as table tops.
Still to come we will post tips on paint conditioners, glazing, and painting with a brush. Also we have had tons of questions on refinishing pianos so we will address that as well. Thanks for your patience!