Carol
Carol
  • Hometalker
  • Denver, CO
Asked on May 24, 2017

Is a chalk paint wipeable on kitchen cabinets and backsplash?

4554290Kathy

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  • Kathy
    on May 24, 2017

    I found a source for care of chalk paint finish

  • 4554290
    on May 24, 2017

    Hi Carol, when you use chalk paint, you need to seal it. Annie Sloan's paint line comes with a dark and a light wax. The dark wax is a beautiful way to antique your cupboards. Both your cabinets and backsplash will need to cure once waxed. I used a chalk paint finish for a lot of my cottage furniture and rather than a wax finish, I applied a spray varnish afterwards. That way, I can easily wipe up any messes that my boys make. You can create your own chalk paint - there's loads of recipes out there. Just note that with a wax finish, you're going to have to re-apply it ( the recommendations will be listed on whatever product you go with). With a spray sealer or sealer you apply with a brush, the advantage is you'll be done after the 2 or 3 recommended coats. Hope this helps in your decision process.
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