I have completed three projects with Annie’s chalk paint have loved the results. I am getting ready to post my second project and would love to refer my readers to your great FAQ post. I may or may not have a barn stall full of hoarded furniture waiting to be re-finished. I can’t help myself! I see pieces at garage sales and can immediately envision how beautiful it could be with a little love in the form of a can of chalk paint. Hello lovely Friends! Today I’m sharing how I paint a piece of furniture using chalk paint, from start to finish. Because I use chalk paint on most of my projects, I get a lot of emails about the process of painting with chalk paint. Two of the most common questions I’ve received from my friends and readers lately about my recent projects are: “What’s the difference between chalk and chalkboard paint?” and “How do I make them?Writing a thorough post on chalk paint vs chalkboard paint has been in my queue for some time now, and I’ve slowly been able to piece this information together for you in between caring DIY Chalk Paint Recipes. Many of you have asked me what DIY Chalk Paint recipe I use the most. I use the Calcium Carbonate Powder recipe. If I want a super durable finish, I may add a little bit of Plaster of Paris to the mix, but not too much as PoP can (not always) make the chalk paint mix thick. Renaissance Furniture & Cabinet Paint Superior Coverage, Non-toxic, No sanding or priming. Renaissance Furniture Paint was designed with you, your family and the environment’s safety in mind. .
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. Chalk-Finish Paint Project Ideas. Layered Look. Put a hand-me-down coffee table on center stage using chalk-finish paint by mixing two different colors, using one for the base and one for the top coat. EDITED 11/24/14: I wrote this post well over a year ago and still get weekly emails asking me questions about my process. I want to say here that ALL I know about painting with chalk paint and waxing is here in this post. Nice words from a Dixie Belle Retailer. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dixie Belle Mineral Chalk paint. The variety of colors is fabulous, and with all the different glazes, waxes, and all the other products you can create endless combinations! .