Frenchic Furniture Painting

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Frenchic Furniture Painting

This workshop is designed for those who have some experience in using chalk paint. You will use Frenchic chalk & mineral paint and will learn dry brushing, distressing, wet distressing, crackle effect, stencilling & blending. You will need to bring one small piece of furniture to this workshop, no bigger than 60cm high x 40cm deep x 40cm wide, the average size of a 3 drawer bedside table.

Frenchic Furniture Paint has no hidden nasties. It has also gone through rigorous testing to be certified for use on children's toys (EN 71:3). You will need to supply a small piece of furniture you wish to upcycle, such as a small table or bedside unit. Paint, waxes and brushes are provided, but we strongly recommend you wear clothes suitable for painting or overalls to protect your clothing.

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