Chalk paint adheres to furniture beautifully without the use of primer and (usually) no sanding . A quick cleaning is typically all you need .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is more expensive than latex by the quart, however chalk paint requires less paint , due to its opaqueness. To save money on chalk paint read this article: DIY Furniture Paint Recipe. There are entire swatch books full of colors latex paint comes in, chalk paint on the other hand comes in about a dozen options.
Usually, no. You can use chalk paint to paint right over bare wood or existing finishes. There are some instances, however, when I use primer and/or sand before painting , so you really have to look at each piece individually. I’ve noticed my paint seems to be easily scratched off and isn’t fully adhering to the piece.
Can you paint over varnished wood without sanding ? Yes. There are a few ways to do this, but we choose to use an oil based primer to prepare our varnished wood for new paint . The oil based primer will stick to varnished or sealed wood .
But overall, yes, in most cases, chalk paint is pretty user-friendly in that it really does require little prep. It will stick really well to your stuff. 😉 But use some common sense along with it. Time for a pretty furniture makeover break.
Chalk Paint FAQs No, unfortunately because there is nothing for the poly to grip onto, and it will never dry and cure. You can , however, apply wax over poly ! Just remember that wax is last!
When it comes to chalk paint , a brush that is made up of natural – rather than the typically cheaper artificial – bristles will help you to achieve the best results. Special chalk paint brushes can be found, but a regular all-purpose paint brush will usually work just as well.