Versatile, easy-to-use and fun! Chalk Paint® is for everybody - from casual weekend upcyclers to dedicated furniture restoration artists.
There's no need for priming or sanding. Just pop open your tin, dip in your brush and apply the paint to furniture.
Chalk Paint® can be used for a number of different paint effects.
Use the Chalk Paint® Colour Card to help you decide on the perfect colours for your project. You can also mix Chalk Paint® colours to create your very own hue!
Chalk Paint® adheres to most surfaces, indoors and outdoors, and you rarely need to sand or prime before painting. Annie always recommends performing a small test patch - and then you can get stuck into the fun bit!
Tips and Tricks
1. Always stir Chalk Paint® thoroughly before use.
2. On very shiny or glossy surfaces you may want to lightly sand to break the surface. Applying multiple thin coats will also help Chalk Paint® to adhere better!
3. If you ever see "bleed through" on wooden furniture, apply a coat of clear shellac as a base and then apply Chalk Paint® as normal.
Waxes and Finishes
Chalk Paint® should be sealed with Chalk Paint® Wax or Chalk Paint® Lacquer to protect and finish.
Chalk Paint® Wax
Always use a lint-free cloth or Chalk Paint® Wax Brush to apply. Work the wax into the Chalk Paint® and wipe away excess before leaving to dry.
Create a shiny finish by leaving for 24 hours and then buff to sheen.
Wax will be touch dry within a few hours and cures completely in 5-21 days. You can use your furniture straight away but take extra care not to chip or scratch during this curing period.
Coloured waxes can be used to adjust Chalk Paint® colours. For example, Dark Chalk Paint® Wax over Emperor's Silk will deepen the red.
Chalk Paint® Lacquer
Always test Chalk Paint® Lacquer over a patch of Chalk Paint® to ensure there is no bleed through from your furniture.
Avoid multiple coats of Matt Chalk Paint® Lacquer over dark colours. If extra durability is required Annie recommends a coat to two of Gloss Lacquer followed by a single coat of Matt Lacquer to avoid any cloudiness.