Ikea pieces are the perfect candidate for a paint makeover! We just love giving them a whole new look with a coat of paint! Here we use our Millennial Pink Milk Paint by Fusion to get a sleek modern millennial look on this desk!
Here's what you're going to need for this project:
- Sanding Pads
- Fusion Ultra Grip Bonding Agent / Homestead House Bonding Agent
- Millennial Pink Milk Paint by Fusion
- Staalmeester Brush
- Fusion Clear Wax
Step 1: Prep your piece
First thing we did was we scuff sanded the entire piece. Afterwards we applied a thin layer of Bonding Agent all over. Typically we recommend you mix the bonding agent in with your paint, but on a super slick piece like this, it doesn’t hurt to put a straight layer of Bonding Agent first.
Step 2: Get mixing and add Bonding Agent if necessary for adhesion
Mix up some Millennial Pink Fusion Milk Paint powder with water. For the desk, I mixed about ¾ cup powder and ¾ cup water. Keep mixing for a couple of minutes with a hand whisk. Let stand until all air bubbles are gone, about 5 minutes.
Once air bubbles are gone, add about ¾ cup of Bonding Agent.
Step 4: Get to painting!
Apply 2 coats of Fusion Milk Paint using a Staalmeester Round brush.
Step 5: Add your Top Coat
Remove wax and buff once finished applying. Come back to your project in 24 hours and ensure there is no wax left over by giving it a good buff. Then you can finish setting up your newly finished desk!