Good Bones Paint

Good Bones Paint
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What is Good Bones Paint?

Good Bones Paint is a high-quality, DIY-friendly, eco-conscious finishing product for many types of surfaces. It has been formulated by a team of designers, artists, chemists and experienced, commercial painters to perform as not only an introductory paint for curious DIY-ers but also for professional painters and contractors alike. It can be left at an ultra-matte finish or be buffed to a satin sheen using household items like craft paper. It requires no sanding, because it was made to stick. It requires no priming, because it has a built-in primer. It requires no top coat, because it dries hard and is self-sealing against wear like water-damage, meaning you can clean it without damaging the paint. Good Bones is a highly adaptable finishing project perfect for your flipping project.

What makes Good Bones so special?

Good Bones Paint is that sweet combo of brawn and beauty.

  • Superior bonding capabilities 
  • Dynamic, custom-designed color palette
  • Cures to a durable finish
  • Fast drying (but allow approximately 20 days to fully cure)
  • Zero VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compound)
  • Designed and made in Virginia

Is Good Bones 'chalk' type paint?

Sort of. But better.

We have been working with ‘chalk-type’ paints for some time and kept finding things about it that we loved and things we wanted to – ahem – change. Good Bones has that lovely, ultra-matte, chalk finish and the body of ‘chalk-type’ paints. But… Good Bones is made with high-tech polymers that are made to stick and withstand some abuse once cured. Good Bones also has zero VOC’s, unlike other, similar products. All this being said, if you like working with ‘chalk-type’ paints, but want more durability and greater coverage, you will love Good Bones Paint

What do you mean, "no priming"?

Because Good Bones Paint was designed well and has great coverage, you can paint on *raw wood, metal, and most other surfaces. Have at it. Good Bones is not a stain-blocking primer, although for most surfaces it is self-priming.

Old wood can have tannins, water damage, and even nicotine stains, among other things. Very rarely, an old stain can bleed through your wet paint. If this happens, a stain-blocking primer is then recommended. 

Truly no sanding?

Nope! Good Bones was designed to STICK.

On high gloss surfaces you can do light sanding, which will allow the paint to “grab on” faster. However, it’s not necessary if you give Good Bones longer to dry. High gloss = longer drying time.

If you’re painting on something old, with flaking off bits, you may want to sand loose debris off and wipe it down. Good Bones will really stick, and that includes sticking to flaking bits and dirt. 

For the smoothest finish possible, you can sand lightly with a fine-grit between coats. But in general, nope on sanding: only if you want to distress that thing or are going for a specific look.

How do I use Good Bones Paint?

First you open the can. Then, stir it up. Brush or smear or spray or dip or spatter or wipe on or however you choose to apply the paint*. 

Let dry.

You’re done.

Good job, you!

Good Bones Paint can be applied using a variety of techniques. We recommend using a synthetic bristle brush and a reasonable amount of paint brushed on in a rational manner for optimum results. But hey, it’s your paint, go crazy. 

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Buffet refinished with Dye, by Good Bones Paint.
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