Ever painted a piece of furniture and the color was only “almost” right?
Well, take heart.
Today’s post shares an easy trick to “color correct” without repainting.
How to Color Correct Furniture Without Repainting
The story begins when this dark walnut chair is painted with Fusion Mineral Paint.
Disclosure: This post is sponsed by Fusion Mineral Paint, but all projects and opinions are 100% my own.
The color is Algonquin, which is one of Fusion’s fabulous greige neutrals, and I actually thought the chair would move from the living room to the basement without any changes.
But when the chair was set on the new flooring that was layered with neutral jute rugs, the color just wasn’t quite right. It wasn’t wrong, but it needed a bit of a color shift to seamlessly work in the new environment.
So here’s what happened.
Steps to Color Correct Furniture Without Repainting
Way back when, when preparing for paint, the chair was cleaned and given a super-light sanding.
For more details on preparing furniture for paint, please click here.
Now, fast forward to the chair making the move to the basement.
The first thing I tried was ruffing the finish with 80-grit sandpaper and then smoothing with 120 and 240-grit.
And it exposed the brown, which did work better with the organic feel in the basement.
However, it still wasn’t quite right.
Thankfully, after refinishing a buffet and a dining set with Fusion’s Stain and Finishing Oil, more than enough product remained to wipe over the chair. The color is kind of a dark brown, walnut-ey called Cappuccino.
But there are six different colors from which to choose. I’ll add a link at the end of the post.
And by using this product, the stain and finishing oil go on together. So once the color is correct, the sealer is already done. This is super important since adding a sealer over stain or paint can shift the color to something totally unexpected.
So Fusion’s product was:
painted on with a small brush,
left 5-10 minutes, and
then wiped back with a clean, soft cloth.
At this point, a little more Stain and Finishing Oil is applied to the nooks and crannies to better highlight the chair’s architecture. But, for the most part, the chair’s new color was already perfect.
And after a bit of drying time, the highly-distressed and color-corrected chair takes its place in a room filled with modern elements.
I know, right?
It may sound like a crazy combo, believe me when I say that it totally works.
And I can’t wait to show you in the big room reveal (coming in Week 6).
In the meantime, color correct.
That’s all there it to it.
So, so easy.
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