One of the best things about KABRIC is that there are no rules! It’s up to you whether you want to apply the product with a paint roller, filling knife or paintbrush, or even a sponge or a cloth. A finger or a cue tip can even be of great help in creating the best edges and corners. For furniture with larger surfaces, such as a tabletop, a filling knife can be a great tool. If on the other hand you have round legs on your table and small details, a filling knife can be almost useless. Therefore, you should find the tool that suits your furniture, wanted finish and your experience and feel free to use more than one application technique.
When applying KABRIC on walls, we recommend applying two layers. With furniture, however, you can do however much or little as you like. To make nice edges and corners it can be a great help to have a layer in between fully covering layers, where you focus on making nice and even edges and corners. While the application of KABRIC on walls does not require that you sand your surface, sanding is unavoidable when applied on furniture.
Durability and maintenance
As opposed to KC14, a KABRIC surface becomes hard and the product is therefore well suited for horizontal surfaces, as on furniture and tabletops. Despite the hardness of the product, we recommend that a protective layer of varnish I applied to all KABRIC furniture as a final treatment. This way, the surface of your furniture will not end up having unfortunate scratches and marks left over time. You can choose between many different varnishes depending on your preferences. We recommend using Flügger Floor Varnish shine 10.
- Here is our DIY guide for furniture
- Prepare your surface for KABRIC by cleaning, sanding and applying a primer to it
- Apply one layer of KABRIC to create a good foundation
- Sand away any irregularities and edges before applying a second layer
- Apply a second layer of KABRIC focusing only on the application on edges and corners, so they are straight as an arrow before applying a final layer.
- Sand edges and corners so they come out nice and soft.
- Apply a third layer of KABRIC, not worrying about covering edges and corners, but on creating a nice final finish.
- Sand your surface to make it nice and soft to the touch and apply two layers of a matte varnish