Asked on Mar 16, 2018

Paint recommendation

Fiddledd224EloiseV
+4

Answered

Since I'm not real fond of a chippy paint finish I was hoping someone could give me a heads up for a paint that goes on easy and doesn't require a lot of prep work such as sanding... I really like the way chalk paint goes on , lays on very nicely with no brush marks, but not real fond of the flat finish or the way it can chip,and once it is waxed it can't be repainted without completely sanding down. Is there a paint that will lay down without brush strokes, requires little or no sanding and has a slight gloss finish.

6 answers
  • Mogie
    Mogie
    on Mar 16, 2018

    Depends what you are putting the paint on. If the surface is bad then you will need to sand it. The quality of the paint job depends somewhat on the time you take to prep. That means a good prep job usually provides you with a good paint job. The extra time sanding is worth it in the long run.
  • Another option for sealing chalk paint is polycrylic. Enamel paint is a nice option, although paint usually requires prep.
  • Jcraw
    Jcraw
    on Mar 16, 2018

    What are you painting?
    I regret to say, like most things in life, you get what you pay for.
    Sanding is paying
  • V
    V
    on Mar 17, 2018

    Depends on what you are painting
  • Eloise
    Eloise
    on Mar 17, 2018

    By far the easiest way I've found to paint furniture is by using Rustoleum's Furniture Transformations. https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/transformations/furniture-transformations/

    • No stripping, no sanding, no priming
    • The Bond Coat is tintable in 24 popular, on-trend colors
    • Soap and water cleanup
    • Optional Decorative Glaze lets you create your custom look
    • Durable Protective Top Coat provides a long-lasting finish

    And, it doesn't require a well ventilated area to use.
  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224
    on Mar 18, 2018

    Take a photo of your project to the paint department of the home improvement store and ask for their advice. They have the latest materials and application tools to help you.
Your comment...