Christabel Daniella. Furniture. July 19th , 2017.
As mentioned above, you ought to consider the type of furniture that needs to be colored. However, one must also consider the purpose for which you wish to undertake the job. Is it only to revamp the look of furniture, or do you also intend to increase its durability by giving it a protective layer of paint. The choice of paint will vary for each of these circumstances. Enamel, oil-based, gloss and semigloss latex, durable acrylic, and melamine are some of the types of paints that are used extensively on furniture. Besides, you can also choose from an array of finishes, including lacquer, varnish, shellac, and polyurethane. Furniture is primarily made from wood, plastic, and wrought iron, and each of these materials demand a specific paint.
While choosing industrial furniture keep in mind that the industrial era used materials that were bulky and heavy such as solid wood and steel. These pieces were made to last for years and took alot of wear and tear. You can still find some of these peices today. Their worn, weathered look gives them character and adds a bit of drama to any space. They may be covered in leather, heavy denim, linen, cotton ticking or wool. Besides wood and steel you may find pieces made of galvanized metal and iron with muted industrial paint and powder-coated finishes.
Psychedelic. Okay, so in the sixties and seventies, there were reasons for glow in the dark, psychedelic paint and black lights, though these excuses were usually less than savory and not entirely legal. Today, though, the bright T-shirts and posters have returned, with many individuals covering walls with glow in the dark designs and even painting whole walls in psychedelic paint, installing black lights in their recreation rooms or game rooms for entertainment purposes. This retro design option, coupled with disco lights that are more reminiscent of the late seventies, can really take you back to "the day"', especially if you put in the right music!
In today's market place you can find a plethora of reproduced chairs, desks, tables, storage units, lighting, and accessories inspired by the industrial era, but if you truly want an industrial look, try searching for original items that can be found in salvage yards, flea markets and junk shops, and re-purpose them, or use them as is to add a bit of character and drama to a space. Many of today's manufacturers are designing pieces that really bring back the industrial era and while some of these items are pricey, they are great for adding historical character in today's spaces.
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