Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. Thank you!! Find out everything there is to know about chalk paint to see how you will be able to know. Looks so much like wax but you just paint it on. I will definitely test the Dixie Belle as you suggested! You can also put down a piece of cardboard for a firmer surface. Hi! Some sealers need to be stirred before you apply them. But I do know some manufacturers’ idea of “matte” and “satin” are not the same across the board. If you’re sealing multiple pieces or a furniture set, get multiple cans. I don’t think they are that bad to assemble but you need some space to do it …and of course, the extra time involved. Do I need to put on another coat of the chalk paint? I’m going to give it a try, but I’m nervous about it. xo. ...an east coast girl who loves to find and re-invent old treasures, decorate and design rooms without spending a fortune....but have it look as if you did! So I reread the posts and then bought the polycrylic clear matte (sanded in between the two sealers). Find a can of clear wax sealer from ... 2. Thanks for the tip on that!! Second coat was a little bit more challenging, only because it was harder to see how much paint was going on since it matched. I need to try it on a larger piece, I’ve only tried it on smaller items so far. It was just one less thing, in an already big job, to do. Some sealers, like polyurethane, take several weeks to cure completely. :) xo. Wax often comes in 1 pound (0.45 kg) containers, so 1 can should be enough for smaller pieces. Oils work well with Milk Paint but they can also be used with Chalk Paint. I love Purdy. I primarily use ASCP Pure White and found out the hard way that over time, it does yellow. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Hi Michelle, I have used blush colored chalk style paints, yes. You can use polyacrylic sprays or liquids. Can you describe the technique or point me towards a good tutorial? By the way, I used Duck Egg Blue (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) on the sample boards. ;) ). That is probably what I would do before I did any of the above. That absolutely takes “prep” in the form of applying some sort of primer/sealer to seal in that red so it won’t bleed into your paint. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/4e\/Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/4e\/Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg\/aid11647626-v4-728px-Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Still shiny, no where near matte. Thank you again! Paint flower pots with chalkboard paint. Then with a clean cloth, wipe away excess and buff into the wood. How to Fix It: If the cracks are deep, you may need to sand the piece. But if they are white that will tend to yellow over time so I wouldn’t recommend that route. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. I love it so much that I import it from England which is obviously more pricey than just going to the shop but it is so worth it. If you want a pristine finish with no darkening, wax is a better option. To add to your data, I just did my old oak bathroom vanity. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. https://www.artsychicksrule.com/weathered-whitewash-finish-chalk-paint/ That is definitely something you need to be mindful of. What do you suggest or should I just go ahead and paint over with a satin or semi gloss? Use the same touch-up process. Use Krylon Workable Fixative Spray to protect pencil, pastel and chalk drawings. Good tip!! If you do want a glossy shine, use polyurethane or a similar wax alternative. With that said, you can find it over on Amazon. Here are some ways to seal chalk paint. My main go-to sealer and the one I probably use the most is General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. I’d been using wax mostly because I love the finished look… but I guess I’m getting lazy (and impatient..haha) so I’ve been alternating between Dixie Belle’s satin clear coat and Rustoleum’s matte clear coat. Yes, I would give it a light sand by hand. Yes, buffing. How do you get the chalk paint so smooth? Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. The poly won’t really make a latex paint (sounds like you used latex) appear darker like it does with chalk-style paint, however. However I realize wax is not the product to use for that table. It also prevents the acidity of the wood from leeching into the paper that is glued on. xo. You are very welcome!! You weren’t sure if Rustoleum Matte Clear yellows over time, well let me tell you, YES, it does. Hi Susan! ©2012-2020 Artsy Chicks Rule® is a registered trademark. ;) Be forewarned, this entire process is tedious and time consuming! I have been using it just for table tops since I have it. And if you are careful in how you paint, use a good brush or roller, the light sanding you might do before finish should be just that, a light easy sanding. You can use a bristle brush made for buffing after waxing too. After it … After drawing with an oil pastel and coloring with chalk, outline the good drawing lines with a black oil pastel. Yes, they were RTA cabinets but we decided to get the already assembled and I am SO glad we did. So yesterday, I did my first ever chalk project – a standing jewelry armoire, I used Behr paint (a sample size that I had tinted to match a pillow I have in the room) + 2 Tbsp calcium carbonate + 1 Tbsp water. The spray is acid free and archival safe and protects items from smudging, yellowing and wrinkling, yet you can erase through the coating to rework artwork if needed. :) xo. I would say it might also be possible you might’ve needed a primer coat on whatever you painted since it doesn’t seem to be adhering well. Not sure which HP top coat it is. And yes, along with these finishes. Some sealers instruct you to apply a third coat for the best results. Hey Marlene! Get a container of clear wax from the hardware store. You are very welcome, Megan. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Oh this is so good to hear! So happy you will find this helpful for your project, Diana!! This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. If you seal it first, the pen ink will be sitting on top of the clear coat which means you will need to clear over the Sharpie to keep it from smearing. I read your post comparing sealers as well as a few others and as a result I bought the Flat Out Flat. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Wax won’t really have a sheen until you give it a little buff. As I go through the top 5 ways to seal Chalk Paint today, I’m also going to give the pros and cons of each, that I’ve found along the way, plus a few product options. Yes, I’ve enjoyed the Rustoleum sealer so far but one of my readers did say it does yellow somewhat. I have cabinets right now that I just painted with behr dusty laurel and I would love for it to be just a tad bit darker, it looked like poly was the way to go for darker? Same amount of work as adding a topcoat really. And no I have not tried that but I’m going to look it up right now! My next project is waiting in the garage and I have already purchased the Dixie Belle paint for it! Thank you for your reply. I’m not sure the other one you used but that seems odd too. I’ve tried googling the technique but every link I find is about buffing *wax* on chalk painted furniture rather than the paint itself. My preference is in that order. Like you, I wasn’t fond of all the work involved with wax so I switched to the Rustoleum. Hi Liza! That is where the chalk style paint is a little different than latex, acrylic, etc. STEP 1: Seal the wood First, the wood should be sealed. What a great post! I applied at least 6 thin coats, and the table still scratches easily. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. My friend uses General Finishes Flat Out Flat. Whichever product you use, make sure it’s clear. So happy to hear this Mary! It also prevents smudging and wrinkling and allows for easy rework. xo, Aw, yay!! And you sound like me, we added wood trim to our flat front cabinets when we moved in and I painted them. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. If any areas have a thicker layer, brush over the area to smooth it out. I have at least 3 more planned as of now. (only if I’m doing a specialty finish, etc) Now, that’s not to say that I won’t add a dab of water if the paint becomes too thick over time but I don’t think that is what you are saying. xo, Hey Julia! Helpful. Aside from protection, a top coat will further enhance the color of your chalk painted furniture. This workable fixative from Krylon is a must for protecting pencil, pastel, chalk, charcoal, conte crayon and india ink drawings. xo. You’ll find there is no “perfect” sealer. That was at least 8 or so years ago. I hope that you find this information helpful! xo. Acid-free/archival-safe. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. artijan. Wipe the chalk away with a slightly damp cloth or paper towel, then allow the wall to dry thoroughly before drawing on it again, otherwise the chalk may get wet and not draw properly. I never really got on board with that much. Hi Susan, I think I have the satin and flat finishes but I have not used them that much yet. Dust and furniture polish can stop paint from sticking to the surface. Chalk paint cracks when the furniture wasn’t cleaned well before painting. I came across your site while wondering about a top coat. Paint the inside a kitchen cabinet and hang chalk on a string for grocery ideas. I sanded the ugly bits, like on the doors and drawers, but not the entire vanity, and I left the main part in place while doing my work. Can I apply poly after applying the antiqued brown wax? Sounds like wax might be my safest bet as opposed to the chalked top coat. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You must always spray fixer solutions onto a … I used it on our kitchen table and chairs a few years ago and they still look great. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. This really makes the piece stand out. :) xo. It is supposed to keep it completely flat with a chalky finish. If you can see a lot of brush strokes, even out the coat, unless this is the look you’re going for. Do I need to just keep applying more coats? I did notice that it didn’t seem quite as durable so put that in my “cons” but I haven’t fully tested that out either. If it feels sticky, then wait another few hours for the first coat to dry more. I was debating which sealer to use on my current project and here is the perfect answer! :) Good luck and have fun! We saved a TON doing it this way and I am telling you, they look just as good as if we’d gone through a “kitchen” store to have them done. BUT…it is time consuming and not quite as durable overall for me. Did you know that Chalk Paint buffs up really nicely without any top coat?? What sealer do you use the most? I love history, health and just anything creative... “Artsy Chicks Rule® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.”. I recently painted an old wood bookshelf and dresser using Waverly chalk paint. I have recently tried Dixie Belle’s Gator Hide, specifically for the island in our RV, and it has a nice satiny sheen but more than I like for most of my furniture. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. I always fine sand with 400 grit before applying. Help, Hey Lori! I hope it helps everyone who may be wondering about some of the different finishes out there. And you could do wax or a poly. I need to remember to pull them out (I always go for my old favorites). Avoid leaving heavy objects on the piece until the wax has entirely cured. Don't Miss a Thing!! This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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