February 08, 2021

How to Mix & Apply FrenSheen to Furniture

Well made furniture can last a lifetime. But it’s not uncommon to become a bit bored of the way certain pieces look. The solution is to repaint them for a new lease of life. That effect is amplified by Frenchic’s FrenSheen range, which allows you to add a striking metallic sheen to your painted furniture.

But how do you mix it properly, and how do you apply it? Both good questions for which our brand ambassador Craig Phillips has the answers. Carry on reading to learn more about how to give your painted furniture a shimmery finish.

Why use the FrenSheen range?

The FrenSheen range from Frenchic has a wide array of benefits that our customers love. Firstly, it will bond to pretty much any material because it’s designed to work on several surfaces, including metal, plastic and wood.

As a result, you can redecorate almost any common household item, from a coat stand to a stainless steel or a plastic handle and even a shovel if you wish. Check out our YouTube channel, Frenchic TV, for more inspiration.

FrenSheen comes in five awesome colours:

  • Cool Copper 
  • Green Goddess 
  • Beautiful Bronze 
  • Gorgeous Gold 
  • Sexy Silver 

Simply mix the paint with Frenchic wax or the finishing coat and you’re good to go. No-fuss, no hassle!

How to add a metallic sheen to your painted furniture

Step 1: Pick your furniture wisely

You can use the FrenSheen range to re-paint old furniture and give it a new look. The gloss from the paint will certainly make it pop. However, we find that the best way to bring out intricate detailing is to use contrast.

Therefore, choosing your furniture wisely is essential as the more detailed elements there are, the easier it is to make the piece stand out. Craig, for example, applies the Gorgeous Gold to the bottom rim of a demi lune table using a small brush.

In the end, the freshly painted gold rim and the flaky blue of the table combine perfectly for a luminous finish that catches the light in all the right places. Apply another coat for an even bolder look.

Step 2: Don’t always opt for a brush

A brush is an excellent tool because it does the heavy lifting without being overbearing. With a detailing paintbrush, you can gently apply a small amount of FrenSheen around the edges of a piece of furniture to get the best results.

However, if you prefer a more rustic appeal, there’s nothing wrong with popping your finger in the mixture and using your digit as a makeshift brush! By targeting the finer details – Craig does it on the table leg – you can get the furniture’s features to stand out proud, enhancing the overall effect. This technique works best by mixing the mineral powder with a soft wax that is easy to apply and won’t run.  

Step 3: Mix the colours

The five FrenSheen colours are fantastic foundations. However, if you want something a little different, don’t be afraid to get creative.

Being playful with your colour scheme will add another dimension to your property’s interiors, whether indoors or outdoors. Add personality to your furniture by mixing the powders together to create a unique shade to suit you.

Craig thinks the Gorgeous Gold and Beautiful Bronze are ideal, but the final decision is down to you!

How do you mix the paint?

That’s easy! Firstly, choose which mixing agent you prefer. If it’s the finishing coat, you need to slowly combine it with your paint of choice and mix to get a nice, glossy shine. For the wax, it’s important to get a firmer consistency by using 50% paint and 50% wax.

More tips for painting furniture

There’s no reason to call a professional every time you need help around the house. Understanding the basics of DIY, whether it’s painting furniture or decorating ceramic tiles, will save you a fortune and make you feel better in the process.

Thanks to our brand ambassador Craig Phillips, all of our tips are free of charge. So, if you haven’t already, please like and subscribe our videos on Frenchic TV for more handy hacks.


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