Frequently Asked Questions...
What is MADE by PAINT? MADE by PAINT provides simple and easy to use Australian-made products for all your furniture revamping projects.
What is chalk & clay paint? Our chalk paint is hand crafted from a unique blend of chalk, clay and natural pigments and is so easy to use. Our paint has amazing opacity, and delivers a beautiful velvety, chalky, matt finish. Available in absolutely beautiful, stylish colours, it is perfect for creating many different looks to your furniture.
Why use MADE by PAINT?
One of the main reasons behind our complete range of paint products is to give you the ability and confidence to have fun and simply paint! There are a trillion products on the market and it can be very confusing and overwhelming. This is why we developed MADE by PAINT. Our paint does the hard work for you by removing the hassle of prep, sanding, stripping existing finishes, etc., and provides you with the versatility to be creative in many different ways.
How is it different from other Chalk & Clay paints?
Our Chalk & Clay Paint has a slight texture to its finish due to its high clay content and it is designed to give an earthy, flat-matt finish.
Do I need to use a bonding agent/primer to make the paint stay on?
No; it’s been formulated to be used without the added time and cost of using a primer or bonding agent.
Will this paint chip off?
When you apply our paint it doesn’t naturally crackle, chip, or flake during the drying process. If you want to create that, "shabby/distressed look," our paint is very easy to sand back.
Will the paint go ‘hard’?
It dries to a robust, durable finish better to withstand general wear and tear but is still easy to sand and distress.
What is the coverage?
Our paints have amazing opacity but it all depends on the surface you are painting and the look you want to create. Normally, one coat coverage and a slightly diluted second coat of paint is all a piece will need.
How many coats of paint should I expect to use - for whites especially?
It depends on the substrate, the application method used, and the finish you want but usually two coats for total coverage.
What kind of brush should I use?
Any brush or roller. A sprayer can also be used if you dilute the paint with water to make it runnier. We prefer to use Cling On! brushes - available for purchase in the menu above.
Does this paint smell?
No; and it is non-toxic.
What is the shelf life – opened and unopened?
Unopened – it can last for years. Opened – with all our paints we don't recommend to paint directly from the tin. Use a separate container to dispense what you will need for your project and paint from this. This will prevent cross-contamination from spores, dust, dirt, brushes, etc. Always reseal the paint tin to keep it clean and air tight for longevity.
Will this paint ‘go off?'
Possibly; if cross-contamination occurs or if the paint tin was not sealed properly – just like any other paint.
Can I distress/shabby/edge-sand this paint?
Yes; you can distress using a damp cloth or sandpaper. The easiest time to distress is when the paint is touch dry, usually about 30 mins after application.
Can I mix the colours?
You sure can! That’s part of the fun! You can also layer colours and edge-sand to reveal underlying colors.
Can I add transfers/decoupage/glues/furniture mouldings over this paint?
Yes; we recommend a final coat of Satin or Matt Polyseal to conceal the edges of decoupage and transfers.
Can I stencil with this paint?
Can I paint fabric with this paint?
Yes; we recommend using the wax or gel as your finishing product to retain as much fabric flexibility if desired.
Can I use this paint for outside furniture?
Yes; if the furniture is sheltered and not in direct sunlight. If exposed to full sun, our paint can still be used, but we recommend a UV-protective topcoat or marine-grade sealant.
How long does it take for this paint to dry and what is the cure time?
Very quickly depending on conditions. It should be touch-dry in about 30 mins. Recoat-ready after 2 hours. Please wait 24-hours before the application of a topcoat finish. 7-days cure time.
Do I have to seal this paint?
It's not necessary but we recommend it as our paints (excluding Metallics) are naturally porous and a topcoat sealant will protect the paint from general wear and tear.
Can I seal this paint with a polyurethane/wax/oil?
Yes; our paints can be top-coated with any suitable product on the market, but our Finishes/Polyseal/Waxe ranges have been tested specifically designed to accompany and enhance our paints.