BEST BRUSHES FOR CHALK PAINT, MINERAL OR CLAY BASED PAINTS


BEST BRUSHES FOR CHALK PAINT, MINERAL OR CLAY BASED PAINTS

One of the biggest mistakes people make when painting with Chalk Paint, Mineral or Clay based paints is choosing the wrong type of brush, or more accurately, thinking that the type of brush you use does not matter.

I'm here to tell you, after doing it the wrong way for many years and thinking that using cheap chip brushes to save money, IT MATTERS!

Not only does the finished result pale in comparison and durability over time, it actually ends up COSTING YOU MORE to use cheaper brushes and take up more of your time (costing you money if it's your business, like mine!).

The best brushes for chalk paint have all natural, sculpted bristles that hold more paint and provide a smoother finish. By holding more paint, you spend less time dipping into paint and going back to your piece and can go further with each stroke of your brush for a more uniform finish.

When I switched from chip brushes to a premium chalk paint brush, I was amazed at how much less paint was used and how much faster I was able to finish even large dressers. Instead of stopping mid-stroke to dip back into my paint, I could work on an entire area versus a partial stroke. The finished look and the time difference absolutely amazed me. I had been doing it for so many years with dollar brushes and no clue!

I thought I was saving money by not spending the extra bucks on a better brush. I upgraded to a specialty brush and with proper care & cleaning (which I will post tips on soon!) I average using one chalk paint brush for more than 6 monthes, over which I'm sure I would have used just as many dollars worth of cheap brushes, wasted paint and time.

If you're planning to paint more than 1 piece with chalk paint, it is definately worth the money to purchase the best brushes for chalk paint, mineral or clay based paints. Here are a few of my favorites that I've found to cost less online than in specialty stores:

Chalk Pro Products Large Paint & Wax Brush (The one I use most!)

Chalk Pro Medium Paint & Wax Brush

***Huge list of Chalk Paint Brushes***

I'll be uploading some videos soon to show the difference in these brushes and also the best way to clean & preserve your brushes to make them last longer!


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ThriftyLittleThings.com is a personal blog written and edited by Wendy Kohn. The majority of what I post is based on my own ideas, thoughts and projects, for the sole purpose of sharing my passion. However, as a full time Blogger, there are times that I do selectively accept various forms of compensations such as cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions and/or products and other forms of compensation and incentives from companies and organizations that I feel compliment the blog, and offer value to my readers. Compensation will never influence the content or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. As the owner of this blog, I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and will NEVER be influenced by any form of compensation.

DOT & BO $20 OFF $50 + FARMHOUSE FINDS I LOVE


DOT & BO has some awesome Farmhouse, Vintage and Retro finds right now that I had to share! I've also got a special $20 off $50 deal just for Thrifty Little Things readers :D

If you've never heard of this gem of a site, I'll confess that I'm a frequent visitor to Dot & Bo where I not only scour for deals, but also get some great decor ideas and inspiration for projects! All of the collections they have running at the moment are so drool worthy that I had to post a few for you. I'm in love with so many things on their site right now, here are just a few of my faves!

If you haven't visited Dot & Bo before, you'll have fun perusing all the vintage & retro goodies, but keep in mind that items in each "collection" can sell out quickly! They have treasures in collections from Mid Century Modern to Shabby Chic, Industrial and everything in between!

CLICK HERE to get $20 off $50 and check out all the vintage goodness at Dot & Bo!



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SIDE TABLE MAKEOVER IN ANNIE SLOAN FRENCH LINEN & OLD WHITE


This poor side table must have lived a very full life before I got ahold of her! The top showed deep signs of wear, which made it perfect for a makeover in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!
I decided to do the top in French Linen and the body in Old White. Only one coat and lots of fine sanding to bring out all the curves and woodwork details and her beauty began to shine again!
I sealed with clear wax and this became yet another that I'd love to keep for myself!

She's available locally at the moment but will head with me to my booth at Raleigh Flea Market this coming weekend where I know she will be grabbed up quickly!

One more Annie Sloan makeover to bring a beauty from days gone by back to life!



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