Using Chalkboard Paint On Furniture
Wood s open pores are ideal for capturing paint and helping it firmly stick.
Using chalkboard paint on furniture. Buy a quality brush. Chalkboard paint is available in either a dry powder or in pre mixed form. Here a vintage bookshelf hall table that has seen better days has. Slick shiny items such as honed stone metal and ceramic tile lack pores so you must apply the chalk paint with a different technique.
Mark off areas with painter s tape. Test a small patch. It s best to work in small sections so the wax doesn t dry before you have a chance to wipe it off. You don t need to strip anything off your furniture which includes old paint or old finishes.
After thinning down the chalk paint with water apply a thin coat to the work material brushing in all directions. This photo is of the long handled one but i prefer. Once a small section has been coated in wax wipe it off with a clean rag to remove the excess. I would recommend using tsp on all the chalk paint projects you do from furniture to home decor.
Chalk paint comes in a variety of colors from white and black to baby blue and light. Pick a small out. Let s start by choosing paint. For the longest time i mixed my own chalk paint using my go to chalk.
You cannot write on chalky finish paint with chalk. Chalky finish paint is a color coat paint that has a soft matte like surface similar to soap and is often used for antiquing furniture. Choose a chalk paint color. Depending on your climate this could be 1 3 hours.
Applying the paint 1. Now you need a good quality paintbrush. Wait for the first coat to be touch dry. 2 clean the furniture.
How to paint furniture with chalk paint 1 pick your paintable piece and gather supplies. To begin the painting process we started by wiping down the piece with tsp. If there are any areas on your furniture that you d prefer to leave unpainted. To apply clear wax dip a rag or wax brush into the wax a little goes a long way and apply a thin layer onto the furniture using a circular motion.
3 use the chip. Once it was wiped down we looked for any flaws on the piece this one had drill holes. How to paint furniture using chalk paint select your paint.