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Sanding & Finishing Tips For Chalk Paint.

posted in DIY & Crafts
05/14/2015
  • 1.  Sanding with a fine grit sandpaper (220 to 400) works just fine.
    1. Sanding with a fine grit sandpaper (220 to 400) works just fine.
  • 2.  If you’d like to achieve a distressed look, a coarser sandpaper (120 to 180) is required.  Homemade chalk paint does NOT distress as easily as store bought and will not distress with a damp rag.
    2. If you’d like to achieve a distressed look, a coarser sandpaper (120 to 180) is required. Homemade chalk paint does NOT distress as easily as store bought and will not distress with a damp rag.
  • 3.  Seal and finish your furniture with a wax or poly top coat.  If you’ve painted your furniture a white or a very light colour, wax would be the preferred choice as polyurethane may yellow over time.  I like CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax.  It’s very easy to work with and 100% all natural.
    3. Seal and finish your furniture with a wax or poly top coat. If you’ve painted your furniture a white or a very light colour, wax would be the preferred choice as polyurethane may yellow over time. I like CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax. It’s very easy to work with and 100% all natural.

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