FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We've put together all of questions we get asked on a regular basis in this one easy to follow FAQ page. If your question has not been answered here, please feel free to email us.
What surfaces can I paint with Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint?
You can paint wood, formica, glass, plastic, metal, concrete, terracotta, melteca, just about anything.
Do I need to do any preparation?
90% of the time you don't need to. If you have a scratched surface and you want a smooth finish, you'll need to sand the area smooth first. If you have flaking or chipping polyurethane or paint you will need to sand those areas, and if you're painting shiny formica, scuff it with 240 grit sandpaper first.
How do I clean my piece?
Before painting, make sure your piece is free of any dust, grime or grease. Simply wash with warm soapy water, then wipe with a wet rag to remove any residual soap.
What if my piece has been waxed?
If you have a piece of furniture with wax on it, or one that has had furniture polish used on it, these need to be removed with methylated spirits before applying our paint.
Can I get sample pots of paint?
Yes, we have all colours in our handy 90ml size in our online store.
What sizes does the paint come in?
We have 1 Litre cans and 90ml test pots.
Can I get a colour chart?
Yes, you can download one here.
Can I use the furniture straight away once it's been painted?
We do not advise it. The paint takes 7 days (I'd leave it 10 days in the winter) to fully cure so your furniture is best left for the paint to harden.
How do I choose a colour for my piece?
Choosing colours can be challenging, so I've written a blog post to help you out. Read it here.
Can I buy the paint in retail stores?
No, all of our paint is sold online in order to keep the price down.
How long is delivery?
If there are no hold ups with the postal service, you will have your paint in 2-5 days.
What if I'm feeling nervous about painting my piece?
I suggest you either come along to a Furniture Paint 101 workshops (in New Zealand) or take the online class. Check them out here.
How do I clean my newly painted piece?
Use warm soapy water or a mild cleaning spray.