Over the years Ive used chalk paint on dozen of pieces including dining room sets buffets china cabinets end tables desks chandeliers ceiling medallions and more. Chalk paint is the perfect paint to give furniture or decor a worn or rustic look.
Antiquing Glaze on top of chalk paint can make any details on your furniture pop out.
Antiquing furniture with chalk paint. Here are 3 of the best paints in my opinion for antiquing and distressing furniture. I have found Fusion to be more affordable to to produce more durable results all without the need to finish with wax. More than two coats of paint may be needed.
Buy a pre-made glaze in a. This can be on the back of the piece inside a drawer or an inconspicuous corner. When distressing I go along the edges of the design and the edges of the frame to give.
Apply one coat of paint and let it dry. Latex Paint The Best Alternative to Chalk Paint for Furniture. Could I just prime the legs on top of the already existing finish or.
It is called a tinted wax. See more ideas about redo furniture refinishing furniture painted furniture. It will also save time on your entire project and gives you a much smoother finish than painting with a brush.
Milk paint has a similar look and feel as chalk paint. I have remodeled the majority of my house into a farmhouse style so chalk paint fits in with my vibe perfectly. My suggestions in this post for using chalk paint still hold true and apply also to using Fusion or any other paint to paint furniture.
I applied about two to three coat of white chalk paint to my trunk. When youre ready paint the piece with a roller like THIS one. If you dont take these steps youll most likely end with a mess on your hands.
If you want to see my recipe for chalk paint click here for more information on how you can make it. Once you have the mixture you will need to apply a couple of coats to your furniture. The chalk paint dries pretty fast so you dont have to wait too long.
Although the application process of painting furniture with milk paint is very different. You can do glazing on top of any painted piece. It usually depends on how its covering and what color is being painted over as to how many coats that I end up using.
I want to use this technique. I am just doing the pedestal part as I am refinishing the top with a stain. You can distress chalk painted furniture or.
The primer takes only 30 minutes to dry. It was quite easy and I still think the method is a perfect option for anyone who doesnt want the expense of buying Chalk Paint or the time to make their. Antique Furniture Paints.
This antique secretary desk was the perfect candidate for a furniture makeover but I gave it a good cleaning before I covered it with my Chalk Finish PaintCleaning your surface helps the paint adhere to the surface prevents mold growth between paint coats and helps you lay down even color. Chalk painting is an easy way to refresh an old and outdated piece of furniture. Milk paint and chalk paint along with small bottles of craft store acrylic paints for decorative detailing are enough to antique your furniture.
They soak in like stain but look like paint and dry a. On top of chalk paint you can also use an antique wax. Then add another layer and allow that to dry as well.
These new paints are more natural. Tips for Distressing Chalk Paint. I have researched annie sloan and DIY Chalk paint versus completely sanding the whole 8 seater oak table.
You can shade in areas where you add more. But to be honest I LOVE GLAZING. Update I now use Fusion Mineral Paint in place of chalk paint all brands.
But there are a few tricks that you should know about before you start trying to glaze over chalk paint. Pick a small out of the way area on your furniture. After I had two coats of paint on my frame I distressed it by hand with 150 grit sandpaper.
Check for any bleed through of. Sep 5 2017 – Explore Kristi Leachs board Gray Chalk Paint followed by 234 people on Pinterest. Long before Annie Sloan Chalk Paint came on the decorating scene as well as DIY versions of it I used to age furniture with any brand of latex paint I had on hand and some glazing liquid.
Some people will glaze over surfaces coated with a polyurethane but I would NOT recommend this due to the lack of adhesion and long term wear. Test a small patch. I provide a better alternative over polyurethane below.
There are 4 primary ways to create an antiquing glaze for furniture or cabinets. I think wax is the preferred antiquing method for chalk paint. Latex paint Stained wood.