Refresh a cubby house with 2 paint colours

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Refresh a cubby house with 2 paint colours

Project overview

Wooden cubby houses are a place for your young ones to create incredible childhood memories. If painted and decorated properly, you would give your loved ones something to cherish all their lives. This latest “Monarch Renew in 2” project, will show you how you can refresh an entire cubby house into something memorable for your kids.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Estimated time: 1 day
  • People power: 2
  • Budget: Low


STEP 1: Preparing your brushes

If you’re using water-based paint soak your brush in an inch of water for 10-15min, then remove and spin in between your hands to remove excess water. If you’re using oil-based paint, follow the same steps using turps.

STEP 2: Preparing your mini rollers

Whether you’re using water-based or oil-based paints, rinse your mini roller in running water and run your hand up and down the roller to get rid of excess lint. Attach the roller to the frame and spin it quickly off a wall or other flat surface to remove the extra water.

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STEP 3: Prepare your cubby house

For any paint job, preparation is critical. Fill any screw holes with wood filler and sand down your cubby house. Dust and wash down to get that perfect smooth surface to start painting.

STEP 4: Apply first colour (1st Coat)

Apply the entire cubby house with your favourite colour. Cut in with a 50mm Monarch Walls, Doors & Trims brush and paint the rest of the cubby house with 100mm smart lock mini fabric roller. Fabric rollers are thick enough to get in between the grooves of the timber and give a smooth finish. It’s essential to use a quality brush and quality roller so there are no brush or roller marks all over your cubby house.

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STEP 5: Masking

Apply quality painters tape across the edges of windows and doors to avoid any paint leaks on your undercoat.

STEP 6: Apply 2nd colour (2nd Coat)

Use a Monarch 50mm Moulding & Skirting brush to apply your 2nd colour to the windows, trims, doors and roof of your cubby house. Make sure to paint the inside of your cubby house for your little one to have an ultimate fun experience.

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STEP 7: Finishing up

Congratulations, you’re done! Scrape any leftover paint back into the tin for re-use. Wash your brushes and rollers thoroughly so you can use them for your next project.

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