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Da Vinci’s Distressed Chalk Paint Finish Techniques

Here’s three simple techniques amongst 100’s when using a Chalk Paint finish. There are easy to do.

We suggest you also Google or Youtube “Chalk Paint” or “Chalk Finish” there are 100’s of ideas how to create fantastic shabby chic and French looking antique furniture and effects. These videos may not Be Da Vinci’s but the same methods apply.

Distressed Look... Paint & SandBrushing chalk paint

This idea is very simple, the idea is to expose the surface beneath the Chalk Finish, is ideal for wood furniture to create a worn or old look

PREPARE: If timber, metal clean and prepare apply a “2-in-1 ClearCoat”.

APPLY: Apply 1 or 2 coats of distressed Chalk Finish (in the colour you have chosen) Using a brush for best results  Dab if you want texture Brush if you want a smooth finish

FOR BEST EFFECT: Dab with a damp rag to create a look before paint dries or wait until the Chalk Finish is dry and sand with a grit sandpaper to create the result you want.

FINISHING: Leave if you wish a chalky finish or...you can apply a wax which will deepen the colour with a satin finish or... apply a “2-in-1 Clearcoat” to achieve a protective film with minimal colour change.

Multi-Colour Look... Colour Paint & Sand

This idea is great for walls, or when multiple colours are wanted. You can use smooth or texture when creating your project.

PREPARE: If unpainted wallboard we recommend  1 coat of Only Green “Sealquik”.If already painted then clean and apply.

APPLY: Apply 1 or 2 coats of distressed Chalk Paint You may wish a base colour and a 2nd or even a 3rd colour to create something unique. You can you use a brush or roller though using a brush for best results for a texture finish. Dab with brush if you want texture,roll if you want a smooth finish

FOR BEST EFFECT: Dab with a damp rag to create a look before paint dries or wait until the Chalk Finish is dry and sand with a grit sandpaper to create the result you want.

FINISHING: Leave if you wish a chalky finish or...you can apply a wax which will deepen the colour with a satin finish or... apply a “2-in-1 Clearcoat” to achieve a protective film with minimal colour change.

Aging or Antique Look.... Paint & Stain

If you have a piece of furniture which may be made from customwood or perhaps is passed varnishing then this a way of creating a antique look using Chalk finish and Only Greens range of 2-in-1 Satin and varnish. Smooth finish works best when creating this project.

PREPARE: New wood made require a primer to seal in tannins and allow for easy coverage. Existing painted work will need a light sand before painting.

APPLY: (1) Apply 2 coats of Distressed Chalk Finish. (White is best and use the 2-in-1 Stain and Varnish to do antiquing. It is best to use a Brush and brush in one direction to achieve an even finish.  (2) Sand with very fine sandpaper (240-320 grit) until smooth without going back to the substrate (3)Apply 2-in-1 Stain and varnish either with a rag, sponge or brush in an uneven pattern. We would suggest you do at least 2 coats and practise on waste piece of timber to help decide the pattern you want.

FOR BEST EFFECT:

Damp the brush, rag or sponge before applying 2-in-1 Stain and Varnish as this will make achieving the effect much easier.

FINISHING: If you have applied 2 coats of  2-in-1 Stain and Varnish the surface should be sealed. If you want additional protection coat with “Clearcoat” to achieve maximum protection (particularly good in bathrooms and kitchens).




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