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Reasons To Love Chalk Paint

posted in DIY & Crafts
05/14/2015
  • made specifically for furniture painting, one that could be treated as a wash, and one that could be manipulated by the artist using it.  It was designed to create time-worn finishes.
    made specifically for furniture painting, one that could be treated as a wash, and one that could be manipulated by the artist using it. It was designed to create time-worn finishes.
  • Some things to know:

-Chalk paint has quite a matte (chalky) finish, but you receive luster by buffing.  Still, the sheen would equate to a satin finish…or maybe even somewhere in between satin and semi-gloss.
    Some things to know:

    -Chalk paint has quite a matte (chalky) finish, but you receive luster by buffing. Still, the sheen would equate to a satin finish…or maybe even somewhere in between satin and semi-gloss.
  • -It is best sealed with furniture wax, although you can seal it with other protectants.
    -It is best sealed with furniture wax, although you can seal it with other protectants.
  • -brush strokes will appear in the first coat, and as it dries, but it will dry to a smooth finish.  every now and then, I’ll have some dry with faint strokes in it, but nothing that doesn’t look natural and again, time-worn.
    -brush strokes will appear in the first coat, and as it dries, but it will dry to a smooth finish. every now and then, I’ll have some dry with faint strokes in it, but nothing that doesn’t look natural and again, time-worn.
  • –You can use chalk paint on any surface.  It adheres to almost anything, and I’ve painted laminate, particle board, solid wood, leather, old and new furniture alike.  It’s held up beautifully.  I will tell you this if you wax improperly, that’s where you’ll have more trouble.
    –You can use chalk paint on any surface. It adheres to almost anything, and I’ve painted laminate, particle board, solid wood, leather, old and new furniture alike. It’s held up beautifully. I will tell you this if you wax improperly, that’s where you’ll have more trouble.
  • wait until your wax is no longer tacky before you buff it.  This will stop any paint “rolling” off.  So, yes, as long as it’s sealed it’s very durable.
    wait until your wax is no longer tacky before you buff it. This will stop any paint “rolling” off. So, yes, as long as it’s sealed it’s very durable.

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