Standard patio furniture gets a distressed makeover to bring it right up to date.
Plascon Universal Undercoat, Plascon Cashmere White and Plascon Cashmere tinted to Geneva Morn (EC 51).
Other: Sandpaper (80 grit), 2 x 50mm paintbrushes, candles, paint scraper and Plascon WoodCare Water-Based Exterior Varnish.
TIME NEEDED: Two weekends
Prepare the chairs by sanding and applying the Universal Undercoat. Paint two coats of Cashmere White, allowing each coat to dry properly before painting again.
Once dry, apply candle wax to areas that would naturally distress over time. Apply two coats of Plascon Cashmere Geneva Morn and leave to dry.
Once dry, use a scraper to drag along where the candle wax was applied, this will remove some of the top coat and reveal the white underneath. Seal with Plascon WoodCare Water-Based Exterior Varnish.
PHOTOGRAPHS: SALLY CHANCE
PRODUCTION: SUMIEN BRINK
WORDS: ANNE ROSELT
PAINT EFFECTS: TARYN-LEE FIELD