Asked on Apr 27, 2017

Anyone tried 2 different layered colors of chalky paint?

CharlaColimbia1Goldrushgal
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And then successfully distressed it afterwards? Thanks!!
4 answers
  • Carole
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Bought a $3 chair that was painted with high gloss black paint. Just lightly sanded, gave it a spray can o f white primer and then sprayed with a soft white matte finish. Sanded the edges for a distressed look and put on a paste wax. Although not a true chalk paint technique, no one knows but me. It was just a little side chair that I also recovered with some fabric I had left over from a valance.
  • Goldrushgal
    on May 1, 2017

    Yes you can layer chalk paint then distress to reveal the layers. One way to save paint and time is to paint the first paint color only on the areas you want to distress like edges and corners which would naturally show wear. Let those areas dry and completely paint piece with second color. Let dry. Using a sponge block sander distress the areas to show the the first paint color. Follow up with either a clear or dark wax depending on the look you are going for.
  • Colimbia1
    on May 8, 2017

    Chalk paint is really good for this application. I agree with the other suggestions. You can also check Pinterest or here on Hometalk for pictures as well as step-by-step instructions. I used Chalk Pint on an old wooden step ladder and used white for the areas I wanted to accent and then used a combination of colors to make a "wine" color for final color. At the end I dripped different colors of to imitate a well used ladder.
  • Charla
    on May 17, 2017

    In addition to Pinterest there are many You Tubes that several techniques. You might watch Deb's Design Diary. She's quirky but very talented and lots of great ideas. Good Lick.
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