Day 3 – No Need to Prime or Prepare!

No Need to Prime or Prepare?  What?  Really?  That can’t possibly be true!!
I was going to have to see this to believe this.  I’ve done a lot of painting over the years and have always regretted when I did not properly prepare a piece beforehand.  I dug out these SUPER SHINY side tables that have been doubling as bedside tables in our guest room for forever and a day.  Check out the shine factor on this?  You can actually see a crystal clear reflection on the top!!!  {One must always have an audience when painting….that is why Asher is so handy….he always has to stand in a picture somewhere!}
Against better judgement I began slapping on Paris Grey.  The first coat dried super quick and I had a second coat on in no time.   Yep, it was sticking beautifully!  I was so excited!  Yippee I had a new best friend!

The table on the left is 2 coats of Paris Grey.  I was loving the color, but wanted to finish them off with some distressing and waxing.  On a whim I mixed up a deeper gray by adding some Graphite into the Paris Grey and wiped it all over the tables.  I then waxed with clear wax and distressed!

So, it is indeed true, there is no need to prime or prepare!  I’ve tested this statement from Annie Sloan over and over and it proves true each time!  
Thank you Annie!  You may but Kilz out of business!

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5 Comments on Day 3 – No Need to Prime or Prepare!

  1. janet
    October 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm (6 years ago)

    So very true!

    I love this stuff..I am going to try the graphite mix also. Loved the look.

    Janet xox

  2. Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki
    October 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm (6 years ago)

    I am so excited. I always hate all of the steps that goes into prepping a piece just to put the pretty color on it! Can’t wait to re-do my dresser now!

  3. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese
    October 4, 2011 at 7:06 am (6 years ago)

    You got me! I can’t wait to get started. Not having to prime and sand first is going to be so great!! Will be heading over to Bliss before the weekend!! Thanks for the push!

  4. Tricia
    October 4, 2011 at 8:45 am (6 years ago)

    This makes me so giddy! 🙂 I can’t wait to get my first order! The tables look awesome!


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