KABRIC furniture & fronts

In this blog post, we will guide you through how to add new life to your furniture with KABRIC
Have you seen a piece of KABRIC furniture on our website and dream of creating your own? In that case, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will be sharing do-it-yourself furniture projects using KABRIC and give our advice on how you can achieve the best results yourself. 
KABRIC Cool Cocoa
KABRIC Silver Fox
What is KABRIC?
First, a short introduction to KABRIC – a decorative paint available in 30 beautiful colours. KABRIC is an innovative hybrid, combining the functional characteristics of paint with the visual characteristics of filler. This means short drying times and a durable surface in a product that can be applied using either paintbrush, roller, or filling knife. With KABRIC we aim to make it easy to make changes in your home without having to compromise on aesthetics and quality

Not all furniture and foundations are equally suited for the application of KABRIC. The first thing you need to make sure of is adherence. Therefore, it is a good idea to clean your furniture, sanding it with coarse sandpaper and finally apply a primer. We recommend using our Prepare primer if your underlying surface is hard and sleek, as e.g. enamel surfaces and Flügger Stop primer if you have untreated wood, where there is a risk of discolouration or the wood has knots that may show through.

Next, we recommend that you avoid furniture with moving joints, as it can cause KABRIC to crack. Furniture with lots of small bits and pieces are not perfectly suited either, but with a little creativity, it’s possible. 

KABRIC is available in our online boutique right here.
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, such 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 three different varnishes depending on your preferences. We recommend using our Strongcoat Matt or Strongcoat Silk

KABRIC is available in our online boutique right here.
  • 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 Strongcoat

DIY KABRIC dining table
Created from sanded and primed MDF boards covered with KABRIC in the colour Kale.

Fie Hetting