Chalk Paint Tips & Tricks for Beginners
I've been teaching paint classes for quite a while now and pass out a FAQ sheet that includes tips & tricks that everyone seems to love so that they can reference once they are home and working on their own. It can be hard to remember some of the little things if you are a beginner! I thought I'd share them here on the blog as well.
Painting with chalk, mineral and clay based paints is extremely different than latex, acrylic and other paints - if you've taken my class or tried on your own, you know!
My tips tend to come to me as I'm working or as questions get asked in my classes, so I'll add to this list as they arise!
Order of steps:
Chalk Paint will be dry within 2 hours for you to sand & wax. It will be completely cured within 24 hours. Buffing 24 hours after waxing will give you more of a shine. The more you buff, the more shine.
Polyurethane OVER wax, but you CANNOT use wax over poly, as it has nothing to adhere to.
Furniture Wax melts in the heat of the sun and is not recommended.
Most of all just paint and have fun! You will develop your own style the more you paint!
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