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KABRIC Furniture & objects

In this blog post, you can find examples of furniture projects, all do-it-yourself, with our texture paint KABRIC.

KABRIC Furniture & objects

In this blog post, you can find examples of furniture projects, all do-it-yourself, with our texture paint KABRIC. Whether you are the crafty type that builds furniture yourself or you would like to add something unique to what already exists, KABRIC brings something new and different to furniture and objects. KABRIC makes it easy to redo the look of your furniture and create personal art with texture and colours.

Here is our DIY guide for furniture and objects

What is KABRIC?

KABRIC is a matte texture paint that comes in 30 colours. KABRIC is combining the functionality of paint, with the visual characteristics of plaster. This means short drying times and application is done by using either paintbrush, roller, or filling knife. Choose the tool that matches the shape of your furniture and the finish you would like to create.

Preparation

Depending on the material you are working with, an adhesive foundation is key. Make sure to clean, sand and prime the furniture or object before you start applying KABRIC. Make sure to choose a primer that is well-suited for the material you are working with. If you have untreated wood, a “stop primer” is a good choice, to ensure discolouration of the wood where knots might shine through. However, if you are working with sleek, enamel surfaces a different primer is needed.

Be aware that furniture and objects with lots of forms and shapes might need different kinds of tools to have all parts covered.

Application

One of the best things about KABRIC is that there are no rules! You can create different kinds of looks by choosing different tools. A paint roller, a filler knife, a paintbrush, or even a sponge or using your hands with plastic gloves – all goes. Using a cue tip or a finger can be a good way to create the best edges and corners. Test as you go along, but make sure to work wet-in-wet, to avoid visible transitions in the end.

When applying KABRIC on walls, two layers are enough, and no additional sanding and varnish is required. However, working with furniture & objects, you can create a completely different look by applying as much or as little you like, and sanding in between layers is unavoidable to obtain a nice finish. Sand gently, with circular movements and use soft sandpaper. Make sure to remove any dust before you start a new layer of KABRIC and make sure to use a varnish for additional protection.

Durability and maintenance

We recommend a protective layer of varnish is applied to all KABRIC furniture and objects as final treatment. Depending on how much traffic your furniture will be exposed to, we recommend a minimum of two layers of varnish. This way, the surface 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.

Feel free to email us at hello@detalecph.com regarding your DIY project, we are always happy to share ideas and advice.

Selected customer cases

We have gathered some inspiring furniture projects that our clients have made. You can find many more examples on our Instagram if you want more inspiration.

Architectural DIY dining table with KABRIC in the color Kale
Marble effect created with 4 KABRIC colors
DIY coffee table with flower planter foot in the color Linen
Built-in bench in the color Copengrey