I don’t do many hutches. They are very time and resource consuming so prices are not as affordable as dressers and smaller pieces. As a result, customers don’t usually order them and even though it’s not hard to find beautiful ones for sale at a very low price, I simply don’t have space to paint one then keep it in my house for several months until a buyer falls in love with it despite the price.
This one was a custom order. It has been with this family for 16 years and is one of those beautiful, sturdy pieces from a high-end furniture store that costed a fortune back when they bought it, so getting rid of it was not an option. The hutch’s structure was in like-new condition, but it was time for a fresh look, and I was the lucky lady to get the job!
Over all, the painting process went well, but when it was time to seal it, something very annoying happened. I applied polyurethane over the black areas because I wanted a tough, durable sealer but, strangely, even after 24 hours after I sealed it, the whole black surface was still sticky and would attract every single piece of lint and dust that came close to it. Wiping and dusting only made things worse. Ugh! I would have to paint it all over again!!!!
Off I went to Lowes, determined to find and pay whatever the price was for the-best-of-the-world black paint that would not require any sealer, as I was not going to take any chances the second time around. It turns out such paint does exist, and now that I found out about it, I am thankful my project didn’t work out the first time.
This is the miracle paint.
This thing checks all boxes! I’m still trying to think of any drawbacks because it is too good to be true.
- No primer needed (though I always prime my pieces due to traumatizing bleeding experiences in the past)
- No sealing needed
- Dries super quickly
- Beautiful smooth finish with a paint sprayer, foam roller and paintbrush (yes, I used all of them in this project)
- Ultra durable (it’s meant for interior and exterior)
- All Valspar colors to choose from
- Enriched with oil, BUT washable with soapy water (for real)
- Same price or cheaper than regular latex paint ($24 a quart)
- No smell at all
Well, maybe there is one little problem. I have to drive 30 minutes to Lowes to get it as my local hardware store doesn’t have it YET.
*** (update) Check my next post to see how was my second experience with this paint.***
Oh Valspar Furniture Paint, where have you been all these years?
No, this is NOT a sponsored post. Valspar have no idea I am crazy in love with their new paint. I just need to share this information because I don’t want them to ever consider discontinuing this wonderful product. The more people buying it, the better for me!
Enough about the paint. It is picture time! Let me know what you think of this big guy in its brand new tuxedo.
The color on the inside is Behr “white”.
Thanks for reading!