Upcycling old furniture or items around the house is a fantastic way to use up leftover paint and bring out your inner artist.
Using up spare paint is a budget-friendly way to revamp everything from furniture to plant pots while reducing waste and making use of what you’ve already got.
Dulux shows us how to achieve a trendy dipped chair effect which is perfect for using up odds and ends of paint left over from your home decorating.
What you need
- Tape measure
- Masking tape
- Sand your chair all over with fine sandpaper to get a smooth finish then wipe clean.
- Prime your chair with a single coat of wood primer.
- Apply two coats of your chosen paint all over the chair using a paintbrush.
- Measure how high up the chair you'd like your dipped effect to be, then wrap masking tape around the points you have measured.
- For a smooth finish, lightly sand between coats and wipe again.
- Paint on your second colour, letting the first coat dry before applying the second one.
- Remove the masking tape to reveal the final effect.
Top tip: The lines don’t have to be the same height either, so play around to find a design to suit you.
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