Upcycling a side table is an easy afternoon project with Milk Paint by Fusion! We're going to add a fun pop of colour using our Palm Springs Pink! Watch as we transform this table for under $40!
All you need for a project like this is:
Prep for Milk Paint is really easy! Check out our PREP guide here to find out what you have to do based on your surface. This table was previously painted so we gave it a light sanding to de-gloss it. We didn’t want to add the bonding agent, as the finish was dull enough that the Milk Paint could adhere without any issues.
We mixed the Palm Springs Pink for a regular opaque coverage. 1 Part Powder to 1 Part water. We applied Palm Springs Pink using the Staalmeester brush, we LOVE this brush so much! It holds the paint really well and applies it so smoothly.
We waited 20-30 minutes between coats. We only needed 2 coats for this solid opaque coverage. Milk Paint dries so quickly, you can actually see the colour changing as it dries, it goes more chalk like and lighter. Don’t worry, when you add your top coat the true colour will come to life! Milk Paint can sometimes have a rough texture, so it’s always recommended to give a light sanding to smooth out the finish after once you've applied your final coat of paint. Taking a finishing sanding pad 220 grit or higher, lightly sanded the top smooth and then applied Fusion Clear Wax for protection. Don't forget to buff out the wax to really bring it to life!
And there you have it, a gorgeous new side table!