When I try something out for the first time I have those voices in my head saying what are you doing, you can’t do this, you will screw it up I can get a tad bit overwhelmed. My solution is to find out as much information as I can by reading reading reading before I dive in.
I’ve listed all the fabulous paint pros at the end of my post that helped me along the way!
So onto the tutorial:I mixed Duck egg and old white to attain this gorgeous color.
I Applied two coats of Chalk Paint using a purdy brush on my first coat. My hand was tired so I applied the second coat with a foam roller, this was super fast!
As you can see this is after the first coat and definitely was in need of a second coat which I applied immediately since the first coat was already dry. (love that)
This is coverage after the second coat using the foam roller, perfect coverage!
I took a sanding sponge and lightly buffed over the whole piece. As the name suggests, it is very chalky.
This is super messy but left the piece feeling like a baby’s behind!
Oh so smooth
Definitely do this outside or in a garage
Waxed the whole piece using what I had in the garage and applying it with a cloth, this really brings out the beauty in the paint.
I then used a
medium grit sandpaper to take off a little of the paint in places I felt it would wear overtime. Re-waxed two more times and buffed to get the luster finish I was after.
And the before
So what is my favorite thing about this paint?
It goes against all the “rules” you can paint pretty much any surface with no prep…yes NO PREP!
All I did was dust off the armoire before I started painting, amazing!
Because I am not a paint expert I will leave you with all the tips from the pro’s!
Perfectly Imperfect Q&A and two video tutorials
Thank you for all the fabulous tips!