How To Use Chalk Paint On Wood

Having old or antique furniture at home is a holy grail for me. That’s why I always wanted to have some DIY as part of my hobby. However, I want to level up my furniture without taking away the vintage look of my piece.

It took me some time to think about what should I use as part of the enhancement of my thing. Until I discovered the chalk paint. It is a paint that will make your furniture too look like distressed and still look vintage as what I wanted.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to use chalk paint. It is used to make your masterpiece to have a chalky appearance. Now, the good thing about this product is you don’t have to hire a painter just to make this look perfect.

If you think you are a slobbish painter then don’t worry, the more distressed the look, the more it would turn out good. You will enjoy this project without dealing with stress. So grab all the necessary tools and materials and let’s start the drill.

What You Will Need To Follow This Tutorial

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  • Furniture
  • Sandpaper
  • Chalk Paint
  • Chip Brush
  • Damp Cloth
  • Wax
  • Stick for mixing the paint
  • Newspaper or Magazines

Choose the chalk paint of your choice. You may use the vintage look colors of your choice, or you can mix two different types of colors based on your preferences.

You may paint the furniture outdoor if you care for the mess, we don’t want our precious floors to get stained with paint. Or you can just lay newspapers on the floor.

Step By Step Tutorial To Use Chalk Paint On Wood

Step 1: Prepare the surface of the furniture

Clean the whole surface of the furniture before putting on the chalk paint. Make sure that the area is no longer dusty. Use a damp cloth or with soapy water then rinse it after. Dab the area with a dry cloth and let it dry.

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Step 2: Mix well the paint before applying on the surface

Using the stick, stir well the paint to make the formula blended well. You will know when it’s ready if the color is even.

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Step 3: Paint the furniture

This is now the fun part, using the chip brush lightly glide on the chalk paint on the clean surface. The advantage of this formula is that you don’t have to be a professional painter.

Don’t be afraid to color the furniture with full of precautions. Just enjoy the drill and you can decide how many layers you want to glide.

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Step 4: Sand the finished paint furniture

Using the sandpaper, sand off the finished furniture to create a distressed look. I would highly suggest using a fine-grit sandpaper to have a more dramatic and antique look.

But please don’t sand off the surface that will almost take off the color of the paint. We don’t want to waste our effort here, just a delicate fine stroke.

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Step 5: Wipe out all the powdery granules

Using a clean damp cloth, wipe out all the dust from the furniture before proceeding to the next step. We are almost done here, there’s no need to rush. Just take a good turn in every procedure and enjoy the element of the masterpiece.

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Step 6: Apply the wax to seal the color

Using the wax, apply it to the furniture to seal in the color. Chalk paint is different from most of the other paints that have a sealer, you need to put on to make the color last longer. Just like applying the paint, glide on evenly to the surface and let it dry overnight.

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And now we are ready to display our furniture at home. Isn’t it easy? You made a distressed furniture with only a few easy steps. Just like me who loves DIY, I’m sure you will enjoy making this.

Have you thought of making your other furniture making look like antique? How about trying the simple steps above?

You will never be wrong with chalk paint.

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  • January 5, 2019
  • DIY
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