Chalk paint adheres to furniture beautifully without the use of primer and (usually) no sanding . A quick cleaning is typically all you need . With that being said, there’s very rarely a piece of furniture that goes through our shop that doesn’t need some type of prep work before paint .
Fabric upholstery , cotton, linens, and velvet usually do great with chalk paint . People have even had success painting leather.
Chalk paint is very durable when cured and when you add a wax or water-based polyurethane protective finish. One is not better than the other. You become a furniture designer since you can alter and mix colors, use clear or colored waxes to create many different decorative finishes, and create modern or aged pieces.
To clean chalk painted surfaces, use a soft cloth slightly damp with water or Clean-A-Finish. Once the surface is clean, go over it with a dry, soft cloth and wipe up any wet spots. If the surface looks dull after cleaning, use Chalk -Tique Paste Wax to get back some luster.
What happens if you don’t wax chalk paint ? Chalk – painted furniture may not need sealing at all if it’s a piece that is rarely used, such as a sideboard in the corner of the room that holds champagne flutes and other items that you don’t necessarily use every day.
You can generally skip sanding and priming before applying chalk paint , even when working with varnished wood pieces, because the paint can adhere to most surfaces. Untreated wood should have a coat of clear shellac applied with a cloth pad before painting ; cure it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Leaving your chalk – painted surface bare, or with no topcoat, is the simplest treatment with the least alteration to the finish. However, adding no protection means your piece is vulnerable to the elements, wear and tear, and natural distressing.
Buy a slipcover One of the easiest ways to completely change the look and color of your couch is to add a slipcover. A lot of popular sofa makers like IKEA and Pottery Barn sell special slipcovers that are tailored to fit their sofas exactly.
Chalk paint was never durable, stains easily, and to be perfectly honest scratches like there is no tomorrow. The only upside to chalk paint is that maybe it will be easy to remove. In 2018 we are saying goodbye to shabby chic.
A decorative paint known for its matte, chalky appearance, chalk paint is a popular choice for giving furniture and home decor a rustic, vintage, or shabby-chic style. Because it can easily be given a distressed look, chalk paint is ideal for those who want to add character and vintage charm to their home.
TRISH: Peeling can happen based on a few things: You did not clean the surface well and there is something on it repelling the paint or preventing the paint from adhering correctly. Temperature. If you are painting in an area where it may be too cold, like under a constant 60 degrees.
How many coats do I need? If you are painting something white or off white over a dark piece, you will probably need three coats for solid coverage. But because the paint dries really quickly, you don’t have a long wait in between coats . If you want your piece more distressed, you may be happy after only two coats .
Clean the furniture before painting My preference for cleaning furniture is 1 part white vinegar to two parts warm water with a drop of dawn dish soap. Wipe down all the surfaces with a damp rag.