Rio Verde Shabby Chic Paint (Vintage Prestige)

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Price £14.50
Rio Verde Vintage Prestige Paint

A durable pure acrylic shabby chic paint for furniture that dries to a chalky flat matt finish.

Adorn, protect and bring shabby chic style to your furniture. Simply apply the paint and lightly sand back to distress the surface. Use more than one colour for a truly authentic shabby chic look. Perfect for modern rustic and classic interiors to create some stunning vintage designs. For furniture, you can optionally over-coat with Rio Verde Clear Decorative Oil or Rio Verde Clear Furniture Varnish for added protection.


  • Chalky dead matt finish
  • Water-based, low odour and eco-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Covers approx. 8-10m² per litre (one coat)
  • Available in 10 delectable colours
  • Colour chart available
We recommend ordering a Rio Verde Vintage Prestige Colour Chart for a more accurate colour representation. There is no delivery charge for colour charts. To order please contact us.

Key Information

Interior/exterior wood and metal.


1% Dead Matt
2 hours (touch dry)


Tech Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


On rough surfaces it may be necessary to dilute the paint by about 10% with fresh water.

Clean surface to remove contaminants prior to applying. Ensure surface is stable, firm and free of contaminates including dust, sand, loose old paint, dirt, grease etc.

Shake the tin prior to application.

On vintage wooden furniture sand with sand paper. On metal surfaces remove rust with sand paper and apply Rio Verde Anti-Rust.

Check the colour by conducting a test area.


For a complete how-to guide on creating Shabby Chic furniture, please see our blog post here.

No primer is required before using this product.

Shabby Chic, Distressed, Pickled and Ethnic finishes can be achieved. For a two tone effect:

Choose two colours from the colour range. Apply the base colour using a synthetic bristle brush or medium pile polyester roller, perfect for creating texture. 

Once the base colour is dry, use the brush to apply the second colour. Avoid painting on too thick. Too thick is harder it is to sand back later.

Once the paint/oil is dry to touch, but hasn’t hardened, you can start sanding. For manual sanding, use 6120 sia fleece handpads 180 - 320 Grit. Remove the top coat of paint to reveal the colour beneath. Select pad type depending on the furniture and how distressed you want your paint work.

Finally, optionally apply a coat of Rio Verde Clear Decorative Oil. This will seal and protect the paint.


Wipe with a soft, damp cloth or sponge.

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