Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint. Arguably the easiest furniture paint. Not a chalk paint! No stripping undercoat or wax needed.
Voodoo Molly's Easy Brush Formula is perfect for furniture transformations. Non-toxic, water based and available in pre-tinted colours.
Touch dry 30 minutes, recoat 1 hour, full cure 7 days.
It's easy: Use Vintage Paint over pre-varnished and pre-paint furniture without stripping off existing finish.
It's tough: Unlike chalk style paint, Vintage Paint doesn't need wax to protect it from everyday use. Unless you want to!
It's safe: You can trust Vintage Paint on your children's beds, furniture, cots and toys. Non-toxic, water based formula.
What coverage do I expect to get from Voodoo Molly Paint?
On average, Vintage Paint will give you 12-14sqm per 1 litre coverage.
The colour you use, the surface you paint on and what tool you use to apply the paint will affect coverage.
Do I need to clean, sand, prime and varnish my furniture first?
Yes, you should always clean all furniture before painting.
We recommend lightly sanding furniture before painting. This will remove any loose finish (paint is only as strong as the surface you are painting!) and it will even out any rough bits. We recommend 120 grit sandpaper for most cases.
Priming is usually not needed when painting raw timber, or pre-painted or pre-varnished wood. See the next question for exceptions to this.
Varnishing with Vintage Clearcoat is recommended for heavy use areas such as table tops, or if you'd like to increase the sheen level of Vintage Paint.
When do I need to use Voodoo Primers?
· If painting over most pre-painted, pre-varnished wood, or bare timbers that are low in tannin, you do not need to use a primer under Vintage Paint. The following primers are recommended for the following:
· Voodoo Molly Neutral Basecoat is basecoat/undercoat that is tinted a light grey colour. It will help you to achieve greater vibrancy and coverage when using bright colours such as Buttercup, Cherry Bomb, Sweet Tangerine etc.
Voodoo Molly Bondcoat Primer is used on smooth, hard-to-stick surfaces such as glass, ceramic, pvc plastic, laminate, formica.
Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer is used to prevent tannin stains from leaking out of raw redwood timber. Stainblock Primer is also effective on ink, nicotine and water stains.
Voodoo Molly Metal Primer is used when painting steel, iron, aluminium, zincalume and stainless steel.
Do I need to wax my project after painting?
No, not unless you want to! Vintage Paint does not rely on wax for durability. Wax can be applied to give it a soft lustre or silky feel. If you do want to wax your furniture, try our 100% natural Voodoo Molly Vintage Wax.
If your finish is starting to chip, peel or scratch off, it may be caused by one of these reasons:
The item has not finished curing. Vintage Paint takes 7 days to fully cure, so be careful when moving or using your project during that time.
The surface had pre-existing flakey paint/varnish. Paint is only as strong as the surface you are painting. Ensure you sand the finish before painting to remove any loose paint or varnish.
The surface is flexible or soft. Soft substrates like bamboo, cane, cork etc may be softer than the paint, causing the paint to stretch beyond its limit causing cracking.
The surface had traces of dirt, wax, grease, or oil. Use detergent such as sugar soap before painting and remember to rinse off the residue.
The surface is ultra smooth. Painting over surfaces such as glass, ceramic, laminate, formica, pvc plastic is hard to get adequate adhesion. Prime the surface with Voodoo Molly Bondcoat primer before painting.
The surface had sanding dust. Each time you sand, clean off all the sanding dust before painting.
High humidity, condensation. This will trap moisture layers between coats and may cause it to peel.
Painting in cold temperatures. It is important to paint in temperatures above 10C, and to maintain that temperature whilst the paint is drying.
Too many layers of paint. Adding too much paint will cause the surface to become soft.
Not stirring the paint enough. When paint is sitting idle in the pot, settling of the contents will occur. Ensure you stir paint well before applying.
Contamination. All equipment, like brushes, stir-sticks, rollers etc need to be clean before use to avoid any possible contamination to the paint.
Blistering or bubbling. Can be caused by a damp project, where some moisture evaporating through the paint layer. It sometimes happens when painting in direct sunlight.
Diluting the paint too much. Adding too much water can cause the finish to crack or flake, if its being applied on a non-porous/smooth surface.