Chalk Paint Techniques

Chalk Paint Techniques

To get your creative juices started, here are a few of our favourite techniques

Distressed Chalk Paint Finish

Starting with a clean decorator item, mix your powder & paint as per Chalk Paint Recipe above & apply one or two coats of Chalk Paint, moving your brush every which way! For a distressed finish, once your paint is dry, remove a little paint from your chosen areas (edges are particularly good & placed where there would be normal “wear & tear”). Great news! If you get a little carried away with the sandpaper, retouch with chalk paint!
Apply a neutral soft Wax or use a dark/neutral wax to achieve an aged finish (as per Waxing Furniture techniques above)!
Wait 2 – 4 hours to allow your wax to set (it will feel quite “tacky”), then buff, buff, buff with a lint free cloth!

Two Colour Distressed Chalk Paint Finish

Starting with a clean decorator item, mix your powder & paint as per Chalk Paint Recipe above & apply two coats of Chalk Paint, using your brush every which way! Use two complimentary colours, applying the first coat more thickly than the second, allowing each coat to dry!
For a distressed look, remove a little paint using fine or medium sand paper until your first coat appears through your second coat, & even more to expose the wood underneath in areas, until you are happy. (Remember, if you over do it, you can always pop another coat of Chalk Paint over!
Apply a neutral soft Wax or use the dark & light wax for a more antique/aged look (as per Waxing Furniture techniques above)!
Wait 2 – 4 hours to allow your wax to set (it will feel quite tacky), then buff, buff, buff with a lint free cloth!

Rustic Country Chalk Paint Finish

Starting with a clean decorator item, mix your powder & paint as per Chalk Paint Recipe above & paint two or three thick coats of Chalk Paint (using different colours if you like?) allowing each coat to completely dry. Using a hair dryer along the way you can achieve some really cool crackling in the paint!
When its dry, use sand paper to remove some paint, or to reveal under colours (or use the chip, knock theory – very lightly with a small headed hammer – be careful)
Apply a neutral soft Wax or use the two waxes to achieve a more “aged” finish (as per Waxing Furniture techniques above)!
Wait 2 – 4 hours to allow your wax to set (it will feel quite “tacky”), then buff, buff, buff with a lint free cloth!

Smooth Chalk Paint Finish

If your decorator piece is not already smooth, you will need to remove any residue flaking paint with medium grit sandpaper to remove any obvious textures.
Starting with a clean decorator item, mix your powder & paint as per Chalk Paint Recipe above & apply one or two coats of your Chalk Paint smoothly and evenly in the direction of the grain.
When completely dry, use fine sandpaper and gently buff the surface to achieve a smooth, silky finish.
Apply a neutral soft Wax as per the Waxing Furniture techniques above or use both waxes to achieve an aged look!

Wait 2 – 4 hours to allow your wax to set (it will feel quite “tacky”), then buff, buff, buff with a lint free cloth!

Aged or Industrial Chalk Paint Finish

Starting with a clean decorator item, mix your powder & paint as per Chalk Paint Recipe above & apply a really thick coat of paint to your item, texturing, dabbing, pushing & pulling your paint every which way until your item is covered to the max with buckets of texture happening.
When completely dry, apply the dark and neutral wax as per the Waxing Furniture techniques to achieve a really aged/industrial finish!

Wait 2 – 4 hours to allow your wax to set (it will feel quite tacky), then buff, buff, buff with a lint free cloth!

We highly recommend reading our FAQ’s page as well!

To finish off, all we can say is have fun, be adventurous and bold!

 

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