FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All of questions we get asked on a regular basis are answered here for you.
Where can I buy Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint?
Only here online from this website. It is not available in retail stores.
Can I collect my paint from you?
All of our orders are dispatched via courier, we do not have a store or collection point.
How long is delivery?
If there are no hold ups with the postal service (or anything else), you will have your paint in 2-5 days.
What surfaces can I paint with Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint?
You can paint wood, formica, glass, plastic, metal, concrete, terracotta, basket and cane ware, meltecca, just about anything.
What colour should I paint my furniture?
Colour is personal, and without seeing your home, it's difficult to give recommendations, however this blog post will help.
How many coats will it take?
Like any paint, it depends what colour you're using and what colour you're painting onto. Light colours on dark surfaces always take more coats.
How much paint will I need?
Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint covers 12 sqm per litre. The quantity you will need will be dependant upon a few things, like the paint colour you choose, the colour of the surface you're painting (light colours on dark surfaces take more coats), and the paint technique you're using. Here a some estimates based on common pieces people paint: dining suite (1-2 litres), bookcase 1.8 metres high (1-2 litres), single chair (1-2 test pots), two bedside cabinets (1 litre), dining table (1 litre).
Do I need to do any preparation?
Check our step-by-step instructions over here on our furniture paint page.
Can I paint laminate/melamine/formica?
Yes, you can. Simply follow our step-by-step instructions here. If the surface is particularly shiny, scuff all over with sandpaper first to help the paint adhere. We've had many, many customers paint laminate successfully, and we have too.
What if my piece has been waxed?
You will need to remove the wax or any furniture polish used on a piece, before you paint it. You can do this with sandpaper and a wax remover and degreaser which is available from your hardware store. We use Diggers Degreaser & Wax Remover from Bunnings.
Can I get sample pots of paint?
Yes, we have all colours in our handy 90ml size in our online furniture paint store here.
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 even get a FREE one, simply download one here.
Where can I see examples of pieces painted in the colours?
There are some photographs on our projects page and even more in our Facebook group (simply use the search bar once you're in the group to find the colour).
Can I mix Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint colours?
Yes, you sure can and we've put together a free video showing you how, simply click here to access it.
When can I use my furniture after it's been painted?
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. We advise leaving your piece to cure before putting doors or drawers back in place too.
What do I do if I get bleed through?
Some wood will expel natural oils when painted. Don't panic, this is fixable. Apply two coats of Shellac, a product available from your hardware store, then continue painting as normal and it will no longer bleed through.
What if I'm feeling nervous about painting my piece?
We recommend you take our Furniture Painting for Beginners tutorial here.
How do I clean my newly painted piece?
Use warm soapy water or a mild cleaning spray once the paint is fully cured.
Does Upcycled & Co. paint furniture for clients?
No, we don't do commissions.
Can I use the paint outdoors?
You sure can. It's great for outdoor furniture, planters, urns, to spruce up old BBQ trolleys, paint brickwork and the list goes on.
Can I paint fabric?
You can stencil onto fabric with Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint and you can dye fabric by watering the paint down 50/50, however on upholstery it will go stiff.