Giving a new look to the old furniture is a creative way to redecorate your home.
Repainting the bookshelf beautifully or re-dyeing the kitchen table with
vibrant colors can alleviate your mood automatically. A refined look for your
home can be achieved by using chalk paint. It is an artistic way to give a
dazzling vibe to your home. It isn’t easy but with few tips and tricks, you
will be able to refurbish your home. Here are various tips to begin painting
First of all, you need to decide the brand you are going to buy. Be aware of the fact
that chalk paints are not cheap. They are expensive. Chalk paint can cost up to
40 dollars per quart. It is an investment. But don’t worry, the reward is in
the new furniture which you will adore.
After purchasing the suitable brand, choice of color is the most tricky part. If you
have made up your mind about one specific color, maybe your favorite color,
that solves the issue. But if you need advice, you should choose colors in
contrast to your living space. Don’t choose dark colors for dinner tables.
Normally you will need water, chalk paint, brushes, trim brushes, paper, tape, soft rags
and wax to paint with chalk. Next step is making the chalk paint. The
measurement and mixing can be a delicate matter. It’s not quick but rather is
straightforward. Making an excellent household item with chalk paint requires a
few phases. There is painting, fixing, waxing, and buffing included, which
require drying time. Chalk paint can be connected to any surface, so skip preparing.
Make certain you have a lot of time and persistence. Patience rewards
fruitfully. It is advised to try on a simple, wasteful piece of wood first. Don’t apply to
your actual furniture unless you are sure it’s okay and you got this.
You can thicken the paint by leaving it in the open air without the lid. Unlike other paints, the final coating of wax is crucial while painting with chalk. It gives a firm look to the painted surface, prevents chipping and enhances colorant appearance.
For a small kitchen table, 4 ounces of chalk paint is sufficient. If you want to renew an old furniture piece, the first step is deep cleaning. Make
sure it is devoid of any dust or other particles. Lightly wet a cleaning fabric
and rinse the surface of furniture properly. If you are going for a smooth look, the best choice is a flat brush. However, for
a textured look, the brittle brush works magic. It gives a smooth and professional look after two coats. As soon as you will apply
one coat, it will dry off. So, apply it one more time for a matte appearance. If you are trying to hide a spot or cover up a stain you might need a third
coating of chalk paint. But don’t apply more than 3 coats, it might make the
surface appear rough.
After you are done a painting with chalk, wash your bristle brush well with warm
water to flush out all the shading. Regardless of whether you apply soft wax
with your wax brush or pure bristle brush, basically wash your brush with warm
water and oil slicing cleanser to clean it.Working in natural light is ideal. Never work in dark.
You should spread an old cloth on the floor before starting painting. It will
protect the floor from unwanted stains. Use gloves but if you can’t handle
brush with gloves, you should simply apply Vaseline to your fingers before
painting. During and after application of chalk paint, make sure to place the painted item in a
ventilated place to allow proper drying.