TIPS with Chalk Paint®
When I first get a can of Chalk Paint® I turn it upside (make sure the lid is on tight) for about an hour so all the settled ingredients can float down. After an hour I go ahead and shake--shake the can, stir if needed and I'm ready to paint.
I tend to pour my Chalk Paint® into a separate Tupperware® or similar resealable container, and dip my brush into that. Also, I have a water mister nearby so if the Chalk Paint® thickens up a bit while painting, I can go ahead and spritz a little water, stir with my brush, and continue painting. Unless I'm doing a wash technique or the thicker impasto technique, I like my Chalk Paint® the consistency of milk.
BLEED THROUGH--It usually happens on an old piece from the 1930's-1940's. What will happen is after you paint on your first coat (doesn't matter what type of paint you use) you will see a pinkish haze (bleedthough) or on some oak pieces the bleedthough can be a tannish color. If you experience this, stop painting and go ahead and apply a coat of Zinsser® Bullseye Clear Shellac. You can take a paper towel and just wipe it on. Let dry for 1/2 hour and then start painting again.
Note: Don't think you can go ahead and paint on many coats of paint-the bleedthrough haze will still come through multiple layers. (This is not a common occurrence, but I want my customers to know what to do if it does happen.)
Love our new Medium Ultimate Buffing Brush. Made with horsehair so it is gentle on waxed finishes and will buff up your pieces easily and give such a nice shine.
Create beautiful hand painted furniture with Chalk Paint® decorative paint created by Annie Sloan.
This patent pending Chalk Paint® was created in England and now available in the United States. No need to strip or sand, you just paint it directly on furniture, walls and floors.
We currently carry all 31 Chalk Paint® colors that are available in the United States. We highly recommend you purchase the Hand Painted Color Chart so you can see these actual Chalk Paint® colors in person.