Chalk painted furniture images – I like to transform the furniture it’s not a secret. . Today, I would like to answer a few questions that I am often asked about the Chalk Painting that we sometimes use in the workshop. On which surfaces can you apply the paint? The paint can be applied to a multitude of surfaces such as varnished wood or not, glass, metal, ceramics … and pumpkins! There is very little preparation required when using Chalk Paint. Sandblasting the furniture so that the paint adheres better to the surface is an old way of thinking.
What kind of preparation should be done before applying the paint?
In fact of preparation, here is what JF and I like to do. First, we degrease TSP furniture to remove grease and accumulated dust over time. Secondly, we sand the furniture lightly to scratch the surface, which helps the adhesion of the paint. Finally, we sometimes apply a primer when the wood is very glossy or very dark, but this step is really a precaution that we take, because Annie Sloan’s Chalk Painting does not require any primer. Then … we paint!
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Do we have to apply the wax over the paint?
Not at all. The wax gives a patinated effect to the paint that is naturally matte otherwise. The brand offers dark wax and light wax to create different effects and help the anti-cracking process of furniture. Where can we buy painting in Quebec? Annie Sloan’s Chalk painting is distributed by Piorra Maison and its network of independent distributors, as well as on their website for people who prefer to buy the comforts of home.
How to clean a surface once painted?
It is necessary to allow the painting time to reach its full potential of durability between 5 and 21 days. Let me explain: the wax seal the paint, then you will rub it to give it the desired patina. Once this is done, the work will continue and the wax will harden and really come hard on your furniture. This makes the cleaning very simple, with water and mild soap. In fact, I like it a lot for Shabby Chic or rustic looks. For glossy or lacquered surfaces, it is not the ideal choice, however. Finally, I also tried it on the floor of my apartment, and after applying a lacquer “sealer” over, I now have a painted surface that is unique and very durable. Despite its high price, the quality of the product is interesting and deserves the test.