I have been painting everything that I can think of with my quart of Paris Grey chalk paint!
Heather and I have been painting furniture for about ten years and I have to give this new paint an A+ excellent rating.
I had painted my Mother’s drop leaf table in my favorite cream. Unfortunately, I apparently had a can of defective polycrylic top coat and the table top looked terrible. Chalk paint to the rescue!
One coat. Then easy distressing with a sponge sanding block. Right over the old top coat. This paint really does go over any finish.
I just let the sanded dust gather and then wiped it off with damp paper towels when I was through.
It would be best to let this paint cure for 48 to 72 hours. I am, however, always impatient! It dries to the touch FAST and then I was ready to wax. The key here, especially if your paint hasn’t cured fully, is a light touch when applying the wax. Don’t try to rub too hard or you will loose some of your paint. Of course, for those of you who love the shabby chic look as much as Heather and I, this is not such a bad thing. It just adds to the overall patina.
I used Bri Wax because it is what I had on hand. I use it on my farm table to protect it. Let your wax dry for approximately 2 hours (depending on the weather) and then buff for a pretty shine. I haven’t tried a darker wax yet for a glaze, but will.
I just finished painting this chair.
One coat, about 20 minutes, DONE! I went over a dark color and this would usually have taken at least two coats. Just the time saved is worth the extra cost to me. Even on pieces that we are selling.
This is also the paint that I used on my mantel mirror.
And the BEST BEST thing………it sticks to brass!!! Good bye brass bed! The first chance that I get! Yoohoo!!
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