What kind of paint do you use for chalk paint?

Choose Your Chalk Paint® and Color

Chalk paint is basically a self primer that adheres well to most surfaces. Chalk paint is about as durable as latex paint. They are both water based, so they will both react roughly the same to water stains, spills, nicks, etc. However, the finish coat is what protects your furniture.

Likewise, what is chalk paint and why use it? Chalk Paint is a type of paint (actually, it’s a trademarked brand of paint by Annie Sloan, but other companies have similar paints also) that can be used on furniture and other items to create a chalky appearance. It’s used for creating an aged appearance, and can be distressed easily.

Also Know, what can you paint with chalk paint?

Chalk paint can be used to paint almost anything — walls, kitchen cabinets, metal, wood, and even fabric — but the most common use is to give new life to old furniture or to make newer pieces look old. The great thing about chalk paint is that there isn’t a huge learning curve or a lot of prep work.

What happens if you dont wax chalk paint?

There is a potential downside to a poly finish that isn’t an issue with wax. Poly topcoats can sometimes pull tannins from the wood through the porous chalk paint, creating yellowish (or sometimes pink) spots. Wax doesn’t react with the wood the same way a poly does, which is why this doesn’t happen with wax.

Does chalk paint rub off?

Chalk paint is formulated to wipe off easily for an aged effect, that is why you need to use wax to seal the paint. It works great without the work. I have not used chalk paint especially but, have made up my own version of a “type” of chalk paint and it will rub off if I do not prepare the surface

Does chalk paint need to be sealed?

It is not advisable. Chalk Paint® decorative paint, even when sealed with a quality sealer such as Annie Sloan Soft Wax or Annie Sloan Lacquer, will not be 100% non-porous and this can present problems with cross contamination. The surface may look clean but it may not be deep down into the finish.

How do you get a smooth finish with chalk paint?

How-To Tuesday: Create a Smooth Finish with Chalk Paint – No Brush Strokes! Wipe piece clean. Wood filler. Mix your paint. Apply the paint. Apply the second coat and finish by stroking in the opposite direction from the first coat. Sanding. Distress. Wax.

Does chalk paint last?

Chalk Paint tends to leave strokes or not be as smooth as latex. You can counteract that by lightly sanding in between coats. And on your final coat before applying your sealer. And another thing, just because you are using Chalk Paint, it does not mean that they have to be “shabby” looking or distressed.

What is the best sealer for chalk paint?

Polyurethane. Polyurethane is a clear liquid oil-based topcoat. It is applied with a brush or is sprayed on, and typically provides the most durable finish, making it the best suited for high traffic, water-prone objects. Get a smooth polyurethane finish with these tips.

Why is chalk paint so popular?

A decorative paint known for its matte, chalky appearance, chalk paint is a popular choice for giving furniture and home decor a rustic, vintage, or shabby-chic style. Because it can easily be given a distressed look, chalk paint is ideal for those who want to add character and vintage charm to their home.

Does chalk paint need a top coat?

Unlike latex-painted pieces or stained pieces, chalk painted furniture needs a protective finish unless you know a drinking glass won’t be set on it. If a chalk painted piece without wax or a top coat comes into contact with water, the paint can actually re-liquify!

Do you need a special brush for chalk paint?

It’s best to use a natural bristle brush (often labeled as “pure bristle”) to apply Annie Sloan Chalk Paint instead of your more typical synthetic brush usually used for painting walls. It can be something as inexpensive as {this set of brushes}. The beauty of painted furniture is that it doesn’t have to be perfect.

What is the difference between chalk paint and acrylic paint?

What is the difference between FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint and FolkArt Acrylic paint? It is a heavily pigmented paint that does not require any project preparation such as priming, sanding or stripping.

What can I use instead of chalk paint?

A Better Alternative to Chalk Painting Furniture – Supplies: 1 Quart Sherwin Williams ProClassic in your color of choice! 1 Quart Zinsser Bullseye 123 Primer – If your paint is light or white, don’t tint the primer. 1 Paint Brush – I love these! 1 Quart General Finishes Top Coat (Check the current price here.)

Can you chalk paint over paint?

IF NO wax has been applied over the Chalk Paint®- then this is super easy! Go ahead and paint over the Chalk Paint® with EITHER Chalk Paint® OR any other product you choose. It will be just fine! Chalk Paint® makes an excellent base for all products.

Why do you wax chalk paint?

Chalk Paint™ because of its particular porous structure allows the wax to soak in- like quality skin lotion will on your body. This is why Chalk Paint™ and Annie Sloan waxes marry each other perfectly- they were created to do so and no other mixing of products will produce the same results.