Tex­ture: ce­ment-look cof­fee ta­ble

Home Paint It - - CONTENTS - By Mar­gaux Tait and Ger­marie Bruwer Pho­to­graphs Fran­cois Ober­hol­ster, Char­lene Schreuder and Mar­gaux Tait

Ce­ment-look fur­ni­ture is all the rage – try this

fun project to up­date an old cof­fee ta­ble.

Here’s how…

1 If you are us­ing an old ta­ble, clean it thor­oughly with sugar soap and wa­ter. 2 Prime the sur­face of the wood and let it cure ac­cord­ing to the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions (we used Du­lux Wood Primer). 3 Ap­ply the first coat of Fired Earth’s Se­vere Weather paint with a sponge roller – it of­fers a tex­tured fin­ish for in­te­rior and ex­te­rior use. Al­low it to dry for about four hours, then ap­ply the sec­ond coat but use di­ag­o­nal strokes in a crisscross pat­tern to cre­ate an un­even ef­fect. 4 Leave the paint to cure overnight, then ap­ply a coat of An­nie Sloan Clear Soft Wax with a large brush. Be­fore the wax dries com­pletely, ap­ply the fi­nal coat of paint with the same brush to cre­ate the tex­tured sur­face.

Fin­ish­ing touch The size and shape of the ta­ble were still on trend but the legs were out­dated. Industrial cas­tors quickly trans­formed it into a strik­ing fo­cal point. Tip paint the It’s eas­ier to ex­ist­ing ta­ble with the only legs at­tached; once the...

You will need • sugar soap • Du­lux Wood Primer • sponge roller • large paint­brush • Fired Earth Se­vere Weather in the colour Light­ning (avail­able from Builders) • An­nie Sloan Clear Soft Wax • cas­tor wheels

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