L’essentiel Botanics Furniture Paint

BOTANICS furniture paint is water based, eco safe, zero voc and made with added natural clays and minerals.

L’essentiel Botanics Furniture Paint is Australian owned and made locally here in Brisbane. 

It is made up from clays, chalk, minerals, and pigments creating a silky smooth consistency which is easy to paint and gives that professional finish every time.

Great the the beginner furniture painter or the more creative experience furniture artist. 
L’essentiel Botanics Furniture Paint is ECO-friendly, vegan, No VOC furniture paint. 
That means there are no nasty chemicals and doesn't smell like regular paint.

Safe to paint anywhere - including a baby's nursery. 
Prep Work
As a chalk based paint Botanics paint requires very little prep work depending on the original finish of the piece you are painting.
We highly recommend giving your piece a thorough clean with sugar soap to remove any grease and then a light sand to give your piece some grip for the paint.

For some pieces that are reddish in colour or the Balinese style, you may need to undercoat/seal the piece first to prevent bleed through (a yellowy colour comes through the paint), especially if you are painting white or a light colour. 

We use the L'essentiel Botanics Crystal Clear Topcoat, as it contains tannin blockers which are designed to prevent any bleed through.
Painting
When painting with Botanics Furniture Paint, you will quickly notice a little goes a very long way. 
The paint glides on smoothly, to reduce brush stroke marks once you have painted a section try to avoid going back over it.
We have found that most pieces only need 2-3 thin coats to get a beautiful finish.
1 litre will cover approximately 13 square meters such as a large hutch/sideboard, 250ml will cover approximately 4 square meters such as two bedside tables or a hall stand.
If you are unsure how much paint you will require for your piece, please contact us and we will provide some guidance. 
The paint is fast drying and often touch dry in a few hours when recoating can occur. On hot days, especially in the Brisbane weather, you will need to work quickly and if you find the paint is drying too fast, dip your brush into a little water to help keep it workable.
The Botanics Furniture Paint is suitable to brush, spray or use a roller.
If spraying Botanics Furniture Paint, thin with water as necessary. This product can be thinned up to 30%.
Botanics Furniture Paint can be easily distressed for a rustic shabby chic look, layered, blended, mixed and thinned with water to create a wash.
Clean Up
Because Botanics Furniture Paint is water-based clean-up is as easy as washing your brushes in water. 
Finish
Botanics Furniture Paint does need sealing. We recommend using L'essential bee waxes, top coat sealer, glazes and Hemp Infusion Oil to add depth and character  to the paint. 
Most of all have fun and enjoy your painting journey!