Paint & Finish Info

Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint is a water-based interior paint designed to be easy and fun to use. Our unique formulation will adhere to most surfaces, cover in a single coat, and dry fast to a smooth matte finish. Our color palette uses “true” colors, making it easy for you to custom mix a color for your specific project. Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint can be used on finished and unfinished furniture, woodwork, metal or glass.

Quick facts about Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint

  • Low VOC’s
  • Water Based
  • Low Odor
  • Mixable Palette: add white to create a tint/lighten any color, add black to create a shade/darken any color. Add color’s complement to dull color
  • Can be used over: varnish, lacquer, poly, paint, stain, bare wood, metal, and glass.
  • Must clean piece before painting. Almost any general household cleaner will work.
  • No priming needed. Sand any chipped or scratched areas.
  • Dries to a smooth matte finish
  • Must be finished with Guard Dog Top Coat to ensure protection of finish
  • Both the paint and the top coat (Guard Dog) can be sprayed or brushed.
  • Paint and Top Coat are self-leveling, i.e. no brush marks
  • Can achieve one coat coverage, but may require two coats (if going over a dark stain or color, 2 coats recommended)
  • Let the paint cure for a minimum of two to three hours before top coating. In humid weather, I prefer 24 hours.

Paint Description:

Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint was created with Woodcraft® is a water-based, low VOC, matte finish paint originally developed for our custom design shop. Our goal was to create a safe and easy-to-use paint that is customizable for our, and now your, furniture projects. Made in small batches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our paint line includes 15 pre-mixed colors, including a true black and white, affording you the ability to mix custom tints and shades. There is no limit to the colors you can create.  Black Dog Furniture Paint dries to a velvety, smooth, matte finish and can be used on a multitude of surfaces, including glass, metal, wood, and ceramics. Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint can be applied over paint, varnish, lacquer, or poly. Apply the paint to a clean, smooth surface using either the brush of your choice or a paint sprayer.  Easily create distressed effects, washes, or bright bold contemporary finishes with our expandable palette.

Finish your piece with our Guard Dog Furniture Paint Protector

When your project is completed, don’t forget to protect it with our topcoat. Black Dog Salvage Guard Dog Topcoat Paint Protector is a water-based, interior Poly/Acrylic topcoat designed as a durable final finish for Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint. It can be used to protect painted surfaces or as a protective finish coat for woodworking projects of all kinds. Guard Dog Topcoat Paint Protector can be applied by brush or sprayer, builds quickly, and is self-leveling. It is the perfect finish product for novices, as well as professionals.

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Directions For Use:

Surface Preparation: Priming and sanding are not necessary. Cleaning your project piece with an all-purpose cleaner to remove any dirt or old wax is recommended. Crazed surfaces or chippy paint can be smoothed with a light sanding using #120-150 grit paper. Wipe away any dust with a lint-free cloth.

Application: Stir Well; Never Shake. Use good quality brushes, rollers, or a sprayer. When spraying, always follow the manufacturer’s setting and thinning recommendations.

Dry and Recoat Times: 1-2 hours under ideal conditions – 70° F / 25% to 50% relative humidity. Cooler temperatures and/or higher humidity may require longer drying times.

Coverage: 150 ft² per quart, 79 ft² pint-plus

Cleanup: Warm, soapy water.

Storage: Store in dry place. Do not let paint freeze.

Guarantee: Black Dog Salvage does not handle refunds or returns of defective product. If you are dissatisfied with this product, please contact Woodcraft® Customer Service ay 1-800-535-4482 for a full refund of the purchase price. Refer to product number and batch code on bottom of can. For Technical Product Support call 1-800-535-4486.