Frenchic paint is taking the world by storm, and it’s easy to see why. Its non-toxic formula and matte smooth finish can bring a new lease of life to any old furniture around your home. It can be used for a huge range of decorating projects, which we’ve explored in this post.
What Is Frenchic Paint?
Frenchic is the fastest-growing paint brand in the United Kingdom right now, with stockists dotted around all over the country.
The paint has a huge online fan base with many social media groups dedicated to sharing their own Frenchic projects and advice.
The paint formula is non-toxic and practically odour-free, making it a cheap and easy alternative to buying new furniture and doors. So, whether you choose to upcycle old vintage furniture or fully revamp your flooring, Frenchic can handle it all!
What Can I Do With Frenchic Paint?
Frenchic is a versatile paint and the brand has many different product ranges suitable for all sorts of projects inside and outside the home. Here are some project ideas to get you started.
Paint Your Walls
Even though there are many different inventive ways to use Frenchic paint around your home, it’s also great for basic painting and decorating tasks such as colouring your walls.
Many people claim that regular Frenchic paint works great on their walls with just a couple of coats, nevertheless, the brand has released a line of paint specifically made for use on walls inside the home.
The Frenchic Wall Paint Range is silky smooth, easy to use, and 100% washable, so any pesky stains and fingerprints can be easily removed with a damp cloth and a little scrubbing.
This range only needs 1-2 coats, and it’s odour-free. As a result, it is suitable for decorating nurseries and other interior spaces. Not just for walls – it also performs well on other inner surfaces including porcelain tiles, furnishings, and hardwood or stone floors.
Before diving straight in with the first coat of paint, be sure to thoroughly clean your walls. This paint is best applied using a foam roller, but a brush could also do the trick if you’re prepared to spend a little longer on the task.
You’ll need to paint quickly, though, as this paint, much like all chalk paint, dries extremely quickly. The Frenchic wall paint range leaves a chalky matte finish and is incredibly durable.
Upcycle Your Furniture
Frenchic paint is perfect for upcycling tired old furniture or bringing a new lease of life to your kitchen cupboards. To begin, you’ll need to wipe down the piece of furniture you intend to paint.
Eliminate any grime that has accumulated over time using a clean, clean cloth, then spray a sugar soap solution (1 part sugar soap to 4 parts water) with a moist sponge.
Working from bottom to top, thoroughly wash with tepid water. If you’re dealing with kitchen cupboards, take some extra time cleaning away any oil.
Now is the moment to fix any major scrapes or holes in your furnishings. Plug the space with fill and flatten this out with a palette knife while gently sanding the entire surface flat.
Wash away any dirt, since stray flecks will make an appearance in the paint. And it is now essential to prep your painting space by setting down some paper or old bedsheets. This will keep spills and drips from harming your carpeting, linoleum, or hardwood flooring.
Use high-quality painter’s tape to conceal any portions that you don’t want to paint, such as window panes and knobs. When you’ve finished covering all the places, it’s time to begin decorating!
Beginning at the base and making your way upwards, spread Original or Lazy Frenchic furniture paint on your furnishings. Work towards the grain when you’re painting on hardwood or wood-like material.
Poor paintbrushes can shed their bristles and detract from the overall impact of the transformation, so it’s wise to invest in a high-quality paintbrush when you begin. When working with chalk paint, Frenchic recommends using an oval paintbrush with both natural and synthetic hairs.
Note that chalk paint dries rapidly, so work as soon as possible to create an even finish. Allow at least two hours for the colour to dry before applying a second layer.
Transform Your Tiles
There is no need to prepare the area before coating ceramic and porcelain tiles with Frenchic tile paints; simply wipe them with a sugary water solution, allow it to dry, and spread the tile paint with a suitable sized foam roller or paintbrush.
Regardless of whether you use a roller or brush, start to apply the colour in the same manner – for instance, if you stroke the paint on some tiles in an up-and-down manner, don’t paint the next by swiping back and forth.
Allow at least 2 hours for the colour to dry before applying a second layer. Try to clean your paintbrush or roller after each coat – if it dries, it will become impermeable and impossible to clean!
Frenchic Your Floors
Frenchic’s Al Fresco paint is a long-lasting waterproof and UV-resistant colour that may be used on most kinds of interior and exterior floors. It is not harmful to hardwood, plywood, polymers, ceramics, or metals.
The method you use to paint your flooring will vary depending on the material, but in principle, floors should be gently sanded (except tiles), hoovered, and well cleaned prior to painting.
Next, using a brush or foam roller, cut in towards the corners of the room before covering the central section of the floor with a bigger foam roller.
Begin at the farthest corner and work your way back towards the door, allowing at least a few hours – or as much time as possible in-between applications. If you’re not into monochrome designs and want to take your flooring to the next level, consider using stencils.
Stencilling with Frenchic is a breeze and can give your flooring a luxury makeover for a small price. However, you’ll need to be prepared to put in a lot of time, energy, and most of all, patience!
You can buy stencils from the Frenchic online store directly, but to save some more cash, you can find plenty of cool and intricate stencil designs online to get you started.
When working with stencils, you’ll need to ensure the paint is completely dry before lifting and moving to the next section.
You’ll also need to have a keen eye for symmetry, as the slightest wonky placement will be super noticeable when the task is complete.
Decorate Your Doors
One of the most popular Frenchic projects is door painting. Online Frenchic forums are flooded with gorgeous pictures of people that have taken on the task of painting their front door with Frenchic paint.
This is one of the easiest ways to add a pop of colour to the exterior of your home without having to splash out on a whole new door.
If you plan on colouring your front door with Frenchic paint, it’s vital that you only use their Alfresco range, as it is weatherproof and suitable for use both inside and outside.
You can use this paint on wooden doors and even UPVC doors, as long as the proper preparation is undertaken before you dive in with your paintbrush.
Be sure to cordon off any parts you don’t want to colour with masking tape, such as tiny windows, doorknobs, and letterboxes. This will ensure a perfect finish every time.
The paint will have a matte finish and is extremely durable, making it super easy to wipe, wash, and scrub when your front door inevitably gets a little grubby over time.
Frenchic is a durable, quick-drying, and non-toxic solution to all your household painting and decorating needs. Before embarking on a new project, be sure to follow Frenchic’s prep guidelines to ensure a perfect finish every time.
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