Frequently Asked Questions
Top 10 questions
What is 'bleed through'?
With some pieces of furniture, typically pieces pre 1930s and 1940s, after painting the first coat there is sometimes a yellow or pink stain which bleeds through the paint. This is caused by tannins used in the varnish, old polish or sometimes nicotine. No matter how many coats of paint you apply, the stain colour will continue to bleed through. To remedy this, simply apply Sarah Jayne Coat Sealer to the affected area only, wait for it to completely dry, then repaint and reseal if required.
Can our paint be watered down?
As our paint is water based, it is absolutely fine to add water to create a colour wash effect. It can also be watered down for use in paint sprayers, but please check the manufacturers instructions to find out the paint to water ratio as this can vary depending on manufacturer.
Can I transform my kitchen using your paint?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions we get asked on a daily basis. Our paint is so easy to use and ideal choice to give your kitchen a new lease of life. Firstly wipe down all the surfaces to be painted (units, tiles) with a good quality sugar soap, as this will remove all dirt and grease that may be tempted to bleed though your paint. Apply 2-3 coats of your chosen shade, then once dry apply One Coat Sealer. For tiles and laminate surfaces, we recommend keying the surface by wiping over with a medium grit sandpaper as this will enable the Paint to adhere easily.
What surfaces can I paint with your paint?
Our fabulous paint can be used on wood, glass, plastic, metal, tiles, pottery, material and laminated wood. If you find any more uses, then please let us know.
Can I buy your paint online?
Yes you can. Please visit our stockist map here and extend your radius search to view the whole map. The brown box icons indicate all our stockists who post out. We do not post out directly from Head Office as we prefer to leave our stockists to benefit from all post out sales.
Where can I buy your paint?
Is your paint suitable for use on children's furniture?
Most definitely! Sarah Jayne paint, One Coat Sealer and waxes all hold the EN71-3 compliance certificate, which means all products are completely safe to use on all children's toys and furniture.
Do I need an additional sealer or varnish?
One Coat Sealer is a child safe, acrylic based matt sealer, which is used to add extra protection for high traffic items such as kitchen units, table tops, floors and bath panels. Our sealer is water, scratch, heat and child/pet resistant, so you know you have extra protection without destroying your furniture. One Coat Sealer also doubles up as a stain blocker, saving you time and money.
Can I mix your Paint shades?
All 29 stunning shades can be mixed with each other to create a bespoke colour, just for you, so go on, get creative. You can even mix them with our Heavenly metallics to create even more fabulous shimmering colours.
Can I really skip waxing when using your paint?
Yes you can. The finish of the paint is just like a waxed chalk paint. You can leave it as it is, for a matt chalky finish, or buff with a soft cloth or sponge, to leave a soft sheen and to give added protection.