It’s no secret that chalk paint is one of the fastest ways to transform your furniture. It has an authentic, vintage feel and look that can’t be achieved with any other type of paint. If you’re looking for a good tutorial on how to use chalk paint, then this blog post will help you out! We’ll walk through step by step on how to get the perfect finish with this versatile product!
Tips for getting the perfect finish with chalk paint:
Sand down your furniture, remove all dust – Apply a coat of primer and let dry – Pick out your favourite colour of chalk paint. You can use any type you’d like! We recommend Annie Sloan because it covers well in one coat. Just make sure not to choose one that has ingredients mixed into the product. Any wax or additives could potentially affect how well it will adhere to your piece, so try sticking with something basic for best results.
We recommend applying two coats even if it’s not necessary because the end result will be an opaque, solid colour that doesn’t have any streak marks.
Some people find that doing three coats works best! If you’re looking for a super smooth finish to your furniture, then this is definitely something to consider! It can take some extra time but could potentially make all of the difference in the world when it comes to getting great results with your piece. Keep reading below to see what other kinds of steps you could try out if you’d like…
If you want more control over how much or little coverage each coat gives: Apply one thin layer at a time and let dry completely between each application. This will prevent the paint from pooling up on certain spots that are more absorbent.
If you want to create a distressed finish: Apply your first coat of chalk paint as normal, but let it dry with an extra thick layer so that there’s no streaking when applying the next step. Once this is done, lightly sand off some areas of your piece or rub in different directions if desired for a unique look! If you really don’t have time to wait around between coats and still want to achieve this effect.
You can also consider using gel stain or glaze after painting with chalk paint too – just remember not to do both together! It’s best to keep the two products separate for optimal results.
If you’re looking for more of a matte finish: Apply your first coat, let dry completely and then apply another one with an extremely thin layer, according to TheSpruce. The end result will be almost like it has no paint on at all so make sure not to touch anything or else smudges could become apparent too easily. If you’d prefer something that still looks smooth but has less shine than gel stain is great option – just wait between coats before applying this step if using chalk paint instead (more info).
If you’re looking for a more glazed look: Apply chalk paint in the same way as described above, but let it dry completely and then apply another coat with some glaze. This is especially great if you want your piece to have an antique or weathered feel!
To get best results when painting furniture with chalk paint: be patient, follow instructions carefully and try different steps until you see what works best for your unique project!