Paint or Skate Furniture: All Our Techniques

Techniques and instructions for Skate or paint a piece of furniture, or how to give a new lease of life or a new style to an old piece of furniture.

Coat a Piece of Furniture in Masonry

Once the furniture built and well dry, it is necessary to coat it to protect its surface and give it a nice finish. Mysteryaround lists these three different techniques as below:

-Coating with lime, the more traditional, breathable masonry while the waterproofing.

Apply on a sublayer of snap (or “gobetis” at Castorama) to a thickness of 5 mm. Let dry at least 15 days before applying the second layer composed of 3 parts sand to 1 part lime on a thickness of 15 mm.

-Cement coating is applied in 3 layers starting with the gobetis, then a layer of mortar with a thickness of 15 mm, with 3 volumes of sand for cement 1 and a top coat smoothed to the Hawk.

-The coating of plaster consists of 1 part of plaster for 1.5 volume of water. Apply a rather thick layer on a surface of 60 cm (“grease”) that is then spread with a knife to smear (“smoothing”).

Below, you will find a selection of other products of the brand:

Sinks, showers, faucets, garlands, bathtubs, cushions, grills, lamps to ask, furniture of bathroom, mirrors, lampshades, sconces and lampshades, benches, boxes and baskets, planters, frames, sinks, hoods, furniture kitchen, bins and baskets…

Paint Furniture Silver


Silver paint ready to use, or brilliant Matt to casein or acrylic paint.

Universal sublayer

Pumice stone

Wax or acrylic varnish




  1. on a perfectly smooth wooden stand (stripped and sanded), ask a universal sublayer.
  2. let dry, then sand lightly to remove all the rough edges of the wood.
  3. According to the minutes you want to give to the furniture, apply a paint to mate casein (Peacock-Lin) or acrylic brilliant (Golden) in a single layer with a brush.
  4. when the paint is completely dry, place a wax (on the Plaka) or acrylic varnish (on the Golden).

Where to find?

Found in the stores of decorative painting of silver paints ready to the use as the Peacock – Lin money (shop Tuuch: 10 bis, street of the brothers – Morane, 75015 Paris, 01 48 56 61 19), or the money Plaka (Laverdure: 58 Street flute 75012 Paris 01 43 43 38 85, mail order), flat paints casein or Golden, a brilliant acrylic (Laverdure ).

There are also silver technical paintings that can divert: for example, painting for heating (Tolemail, silver tint) and even some paint for cars that can be applied on a universal sublayer.

Skate Laminate Furniture


Sandpaper in water (180 grain)

Hanging sublayer (special laminate)

Industrial alcohol

Acrylic paint

Linseed oil



Pigments (blue, Sienna natural, yellow zinc, clear yellow, cadmium red ochre)

Spalter or brush icing


1 roughen the laminate to the sandpaper to facilitate adhesion of the primer. Well dust off and dry carefully.

2 Primer hanging brush. Let dry then degrease industrial alcohol by rubbing vigorously.

  1. apply a uniform layer of acrylic paint, which will serve as a backdrop for the effects of patina.
  2. for the glaze: mix 1/3 of linseed oil, 2/3 of turpentine and 2 to 4% of desiccant. For the blue door, add blue pigments; for the door yellow spent, add some natural Siena and a hint of yellow of zinc; for the yellow door, Buttercup put zinc yellow and a touch of clear yellow ochre; for the orange door, use a cadmium red and a touch of zinc yellow or orange of cadmium. Let stand pigment mixtures.
  3. paint using a small spalter each door. Let dry.
  4. for matting and age patina while protecting, can pass a colorless layer of Tincirfix with a hint of “Earth rotten” pigment, color dust. Let dry 24 hours and scrub lightly with a small brush.

Where to find?

Hanging (Uniground of Keria, J 7 of Julien) sublayer: Colorine 90 Lourmel, 75015, 01 45 79 35 35 and DIY.

Abrasive paper to water, industrial alcohol: Laverdure, 58 Street flute, 75012, 01 43 43 38 85 (VPC) and DIY.

Pigments, linseed oil, turpentine essence, desiccant: HMB – BDA, 8, street in Prague, 75012, 01 43 43 17 49.

Wax Tincirfix: HMB – BDA.

Skate Furniture and Give it an Old Effect


Acrylic paint white or gray

Meudon white

Big grain and fine grain sandpaper

Liquid wax

Boar brush

Soft cloth


  1. to give an impression of thickness (as if we had 6 or 7 layers), mix the acrylic paint with white of Meudon.
  2. on the furniture sanded or pickled, spend a first layer, then another in a darker tone.
  3. when the paint is dry, scrape it off with big paper of glass to the places of wear (ironwork, angles of moldings, feet) and Polish with fine glass paper.
  4. for an effect of more authentic wear, wax the furniture with a liquid wax for clogging the angles and the scratches left by the big sandpaper. Remove the excess with a cloth, pass a boar for polishing brush and a soft cloth to Polish.

Where to find?

Paintings: BHV, 52, street of Rivoli, 75004 Paris, 01 42 74 90 00.

White of Meudon: Rougier & Ple, 13, boulevard of the Calvary-girls, 75003 Paris 01 44 54 81 00. Recreation and Creation *, 01 41 80 64 00 and in the drug stores.

Glass paper, wax liquid and brush boar, in large stores of DIY and hardware stores.

* indicates its custodians.

Lacquer Furniture

The lacquer traditional, difficult to achieve, can be imitated by superimposing layers of acrylic paint according to the very precise technique of Kerry Skinner *.


Very pale pink satin acrylic paint

Brilliant red acrylic paint


To soften hog bristle brush

Sandpaper (medium and fine)

Liquid bee or gloss wax



  1. apply pale pink paint for the background layer with the brush. When it is dry, sand with the sandpaper to medium grain and fine grain, by making circular movements and by regularly changing the paper.

2 ask a first layer of gloss red paint with a brush, making sure to pass in all directions, with large movements, to get a glaze that will cover all the pink. Let dry and sand with fine glass paper by making circular movements. Dust.

  1. apply a second layer of bright red, making movements crossed with the brush can get a good blanket, uniform layer. Let dry. Sand and dust.
  2. apply a second coat of bright red, making movements crossed with the brush to get a good blanket, uniform layer. Let dry. Sand and dust.

5 press one or several layers of paintings by carefully sanding between each layer, until you get the desired color density. Let the final layer with the brush to soften when the paint is still wet. Let dry and finish by a light sanding.

6 finish by applying a layer of beeswax to the rag (satin effect) or a varnish gloss brush brush.