How to protect outdoor furniture with Chalk Paint® Lacquer

I’m Annie Sloan, this is my studio, and
I’m here to show you how to lacquer a small chair for the garden. She’s a
really beautiful little one, it’s pretty old, I painted it Giverny. I’m going to
suggest you either use this brush or this. This one might be good because
there’s quite a lot of texture in it. So I stir, I’m going to use it matt varnish, remember that this is the varnish that’s got UV protection in it,
so this colour is going to stay its gorgeousness and it won’t fade. So a
little bit into there. I could be using it directly from there but I quite like
to be able to make certain that it’s all stirred and I poured that in. I don’t have
to I could do it straight from there. So it’s just really a question of brushing. So I can get in there with this brush it’s really nice you can get into all
the nooks and crannies all over and that’s it really. It’s as simple as that
there’s no secret, there’s no magic, it’s just doing this and that’s it protected. You might want to do two coats, I wouldn’t do any more than that, two is
probably because you’ll miss a bit and that’s it. One really really important thing to do,
to know about, is that I just don’t want to do just the bits I can see. Make
certain that you encapsulate the whole piece. So I go underneath so there’s no
bits that are not varnished. This is because you want to protect it all you
don’t want to get water getting in. If you let water get in then it gets under
and maybe then it can push out. Probably, with a chair, best thing to do is to do
it upside down first, that’s the chair not you, and then you
can turn it up the right way and you’ll make certain that you’ve covered
everything. So this is a really really bright colour, so anything bright red
bright yellow bright blue bright green – it will fade fairly quickly but this has
got UV protection so that’s made it fantastic. So outside the sun won’t let
it fade so it’s going to keep that beautiful gorgeousness. So there you have it – whether you go with
a matt or gloss finish, lacquering just helps extend the life of your furniture
and the Chalk Paint® finish. So have a go and let us know what you create.

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