Do i have sand down varnish and paint before chalkpainting furniture ?

How long does the chalk paint last on wood furniture ? I'm scared to try it !
  5 answers
  • Sonia Sonia on May 25, 2017
    are you painting on real wood?
  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 25, 2017
    No sanding needed before chalk painting- that's what makes it so fun! Just apply a good wax coat at the end and it should last you well.
  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 25, 2017
    No sanding or priming needed when using chalk paint. Be sure to apply a coat of wax to it once done. I have painted lots of furniture with chalk paint and it holds up great!
  • Marilee H Marilee H on May 25, 2017
    Do give it a good cleaning first!
  • Patricia Patricia on May 25, 2017
    Usually you don't need to sand it before you use Chalk Paint. However, some older wood finishes will have "bleed through" (the tannin in the wood bleeds through the paint). If that happens then you can apply a coat of clear shellac before you apply the 2nd coat of paint. You can Chalk Paint directly over painted surfaces with no problem! I'll include a photo of a side table that was painted black that I painted directly over with Chalk Paint. Feel free to PM me on Facebook if you need any help during your project. Good luck and have fun!