House&Canvas products are sold exclusively through and

Items sold through and, are subject to Amazon’s return policy.  

We do not offer color cards or samples at this time.

Each can of House&Canvas Furniture Paint has a hand-painted color sticker on the exterior, so you can preview the actual color before committing to opening the can

We do not offer wholesale accounts.  



Our paint will adhere to all types of furniture, cabinetry, upholstery, wall and other surfaces including laminate, metal, concrete and plastic.

Yes, you can paint right over a previously painted, waxed, varnished or poly’d surface.

Yes.  Our paint is water-based, very low odor and ultra low VOC, making it safe for indoor use.

Our paint is durable on it’s own, but because it dries to an ultra-matte, chalk finish, it will scuff.  To seal and protect your freshly painted surface, we recommend adding a protective topcoat such as our  Ultra-Matte Wax or Clear Topcoat (Ideal for high traffic surfaces)

This is called bleeding – it happens from time to time with old furniture that has a reddish stain or with knotty woods.  This is caused by the natural tannins in the wood bleeding through.  To avoid this, apply a coat of shellac sealant prior to applying the paint.

Yes.  Our paint is designed to be mixed together to create endless color combinations.

Our paint has extreme coverage.  You’ll be surprised at how far one can goes! Send your project ideas along with pictures to [email protected] and we will help you order exactly what you need.

Clean your paint brush with mild soap and warm water.  Continue to clean your brush until the water runs clear.  Always hang your brush upside down to dry.


Wax is made with a blend of natural waxes and is a butter consistency. It can be applied with a wax brush or a lint free cloth. Wax dries to an ultra matte finish (0/5 sheen) and maintains the beautiful chalk finish of our furniture paint. It comes in 3 tints – Clear, Amber and Walnut. Our tinted wax (Amber and Walnut) can be used on light colours to achieve a decorative, antique, aged look or on dark colours to deepen and enrich the colour. Wax is ideal for low to medium traffic areas (use two coats for high traffic areas such as desk tops). It is sensitive to hot and cold liquids (use coaters) and should only be cleaned with mild soap and water.

Clear Topcoat is a water-based polycarbonate and is a liquid consistency. It can be applied with a brush, pad applicator, roller or sprayer. It comes in Flat (1/5 sheen) or Satin (3/5 sheen) and dries crystal clear. Clear topcoat provides excellent durability and is ideal for all surfaces including high traffic areas like kitchen or bathroom cupboards and table tops. It provides UV protection, is resistant to water and can withstand regular household cleaners.

This is not mold!!  Our Walnut and Amber tinted waxes are simply clear wax with a color tint.  The white spots are just some natural separation that may occur over time.  They disappear as soon as you run your wax brush or lint-free cloth over them.

Wax can be dissolved off your brush by soaking it in a small amount of mineral spirits. Follow by washing the brush with mild soap and warm water.

CLEAR:  Clear wax begins as a cloudy white colour in the container.  Once smoothed on the surface it becomes clear and wet looking.   You only need to remove any excess wax that still appears cloudy white.  Leave the clear, wet wax to dry.

AMBER & WALNUT: These waxes are tinted and designed to add some colour to your surface.  Only remove what you want to remove!  Our tinted waxes are very subtle and buildable to allow the user to be in control of the overall look.  


Yes! Our Clear Poly Topcoat may be used to protect your freshly painted outdoor furniture.  It can also be used to add a layer of protection to bare wood.  It provides UV protection and is water resistant.  However, it is not intended for areas exposed to extreme temperatures, harsh weather conditions or direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.  We recommend storing your painted pieces indoors over the winter to prolong the life of the finish.

Always ensure your surface is fully coated.   Any area not coated will be susceptible to weather damage.

The flatting agents required to reduce sheen in flat-finish topcoats may slightly dull dark colors, resulting in hazing and streaks.  Always test Flat Finish House&Canvas Clear Topcoat in an inconspicuous area before beginning.

Tips to reduce hazing or streaking over dark paint colors:

  • Be sure the surface is completely dry between coats.  Moisture trapped between layers of any topcoat may cause cloudiness and even cracking
  • Sand your surface using a fine grit sandpaper (220) between coats
  • Always brush in the direction of the wood grain. Avoid too much pressure and back brushing
  • Use a large applicator, such as a paint pad, for larger surfaces
  • First, apply 2 coats of Satin Finish Clear Topcoat , followed by one coat of Flat Finish Clear Topcoat
  • As an alternative, consider using House&Canvas Ultra-Matte Wax Topcoat over dark colors such as Shadow and Rich navy.