Asked on Jan 7, 2019

How do I cover chalk paint with another color of chalk paint?

Emy Flint | Semigloss DesignAnnetteMogie


I am changing the color of chalk paint(gray) to an area to white chalk paint, the area has not been waxed or any poly products used yet. I already applied 2 coats of white but it is not covering very well. Would you suggest a kilz primer first?

5 answers
  • Simple Decorating Tips
    on Jan 7, 2019

    I'd recommend using a shellac based primer LIKE THIS ONE. It will seal off whatever is bleeding through and then you can paint over it with whatever you choose.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Yes Kilz is shellac based. But the chalk paint should be covering, was it home made or brand name?

  • Mogie
    on Jan 7, 2019

    One coat (or maybe two) of Shellac will seal in whatever is causing the bleed-through and allow you to paint your furniture.

  • Annette
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Its home depot chalk paint.

    I will try the kilz shellac primer

  • White is always a pain. It can take up to 6 or 7 coats over dark colors. I like 123 primer because it's fairly inexpensive and can get you to white much faster than expensive chalk paint.

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