Pottery Painting

Thompsons Garden Centre
Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill,
Enfield EN2 9DP
020 8366 4965
Mon - Fri 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sat 10am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm

55 Bancroft
Hitchin SG5 1LL
01462 420265
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

23 Holywell Hill
St.Albans AL1 1EZ
01727 739933
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm



Shabby Chic

Chalky Finish Furniture Paint paint

Renovate and transform furniture with our chalky finish Furniture Paint. With a classic, smooth touch, flat matt finish, it brings a new lease of life to tired, worn-out objects.
Simply choose from one of the 16 wonderful shades below and paint your furniture, finishing with a layer of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax.


The paint can be used directly onto wood (bare or painted), brick, stone, plaster or any suitably primed rigid surface (metal, plastic etc).
Create a distressed look by applying two coats in contrasting colours then sanding/ scouring when dry.


  1. Water based with virtually no odour.
  2. Smooth, chalky matt finish.
  3. Highly concentrated.
  4. Exceptional coverage in one coat.
  5. No priming or sanding necessary on most surfaces (simply ensure surfaces are smooth, dry and free from contaminants).
  6. Works great over old paint and varnish.
  7. Available in 125ml and 750ml cans.

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Shabby Chic Furniture Makeover

Painting dated and second-hand pieces of furniture is one of this year’s big interior decorating trends. It gives furniture a new lease of life and provides a perfect means of adding colour and interest to a room – without spending lots of money.

With Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint it’s easy to update the appearance of any piece of furniture. Available in a range of 16 beautiful shades it dries to a soft, chalky, flat matt finish and is easy to apply.

Painting furniture can be a great way to kick start the decoration of a room or a means of making an old piece match your new theme.

It can be a piece of furniture whose appearance you’ve tired of, or maybe a bargain from a charity shop or online auction site. A sideboard for the lounge perhaps? A bedside table, wardrobe or maybe a kitchen table and chairs. Look beyond the current finish of your furniture and imagine how good it will look painted.

Choosing the right colour for furniture is very important, of course. Beautifully coloured furniture can instantly lift the appearance of your home. Use whites and off-whites to create an elegant, classic look or provide standout against dark coloured backgrounds.

Inject character and personality into pieces by choosing bold colours, which make a real statement in a room. Combining colours adds further depth and interest.

Decide whether you want a block colour finish or a designer paint effect. An on-trend shabby chic look can be achieved by applying multiple layers of paint – as we’ve done with our pieces – and using fine grit sandpaper and / or wire wool to give areas of the painted item a worn and distressed look. Either sand back to the original material or combine a couple of colours, sanding the top coat back to reveal the colour of the paint below. For a beautiful, vibrant effect use contrasting paint colours.

After painting apply (optional) Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax.  This clear, water-repellent wax gives a soft lustre to the finished piece of furniture whilst adding a protective layer.

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