The rustic cabinet from the flea market was revived when Annika grabbed the brush. An eco-friendly Helmi 10 Kalustemaali furniture paint with a matt finish was chosen as the paint. The earthy shades of the old cabinet were found in the Color Now 2018 Minerals collection. The exterior of the cabinet has a warm gray V484 Driftwood colour and the sophisticated reddish clay tone S471 Etruscan adds character to the inside.
Helmi is an environmentally friendly choice
Annika treated the cabinet with matt Helmi 10 Kalustemaali. In addition to the sophisticated matt finish, the water-borne Helmi 10 is almost odorless and dries quickly to a durable paint finish. Made in Finland with high quality raw materials, Helmi Kalustemaali has the Swan label and the M1 classification awarded by the Building Information Foundation, making it an environmentally sustainable choice. As a low-emission choice, Helmi guarantees better indoor air quality and safer painting for the user.
Durable and beautiful cabinet surface
Helmi 10 dries quickly and the new look for a flea market find comes ready in an instant. Tint the Helmi Pohjamaali (Primer) to the finish of the topcoat and you will get a covering and durable surface with fewer layers.
Putting the idea into practice:
Painting a rustic cabinet:
Thoroughly wipe the surface with a diluted Tikkurila Maalipesu.
Sand the surface carefully and remove the sanding dust.
Whenever you want to change the color of the furniture you are painting or are unsure about previous treatments, it is recommended to use a primer. The rustic cabinet found at the flea market was first painted with Helmi Pohjamaali, a tint that has the same color as the top coat.
Paint the furniture 1-2 times with Helmi 10 Kalustemaali to ensure a matt finish. You can use both a furniture roller and a brush for painting.
IDEA IMPLEMENTED BY: Vihreä talo (The Green House)
Vihreä talo blogger Annika Meder-Liikanen lives in the city but is also at home in the fields. A wooden house in the country and a home in the city. Liters upon liters of cream paint and an endless passion for second-hand goods and old artefacts.