Asked on Jan 8, 2019

How to I chalk paint furniture?

TheHoneycombHomeDixie Belle Paint CompanyJennifer Weber Ferguson


I'd like to try chalk painting wooden furniture. Do I need to strip and sand first?

5 answers
  • Pamela
    on Jan 8, 2019

    No !!!! That's the best part of using chalk paint ! If the wood furniture has a high gloss shine , I might use a de glosser like Krud Kutter , I found it at home depot for about $6 . This is just a spray on cleaner that get off years of polish & grease.

    Have fun !!!

  • Rebecca Taylor
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Hi Mary, you do not need to strip and sand when using chalk paint.

  • Jennifer Weber Ferguson
    on Jan 8, 2019

    I'm old school when it comes to painting - I think no matter what the paint company says, you should always do your prep!!! Depending on the finish that is currently on the piece of furniture, you should at least do a light sanding to give it "tooth" for the paint to grab onto. I always, sand, clean and repair before starting a new finish no matter what!!! Here is a blog post that will give you more information:

  • Dixie Belle Paint Company
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Hi Mary! I can tell you how to paint with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint :)

    It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle.

    Step one: Clean with White Lightning

    Step two: Apply two coats of Slick Stick if the surface is slippery, or two coats of BOSS if you are concerned with bleed through. If you don't have either of these concerns then you can just skip this step ;)

    Step three: Paint one to two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint

    Step four: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish, or any of our clear coats for extra protection

    No sanding required!

    Here's a great YouTube tutorial on the basics of using Chalk Mineral Paint

    If you ever need help or have any questions you can feel free to call us at 813-909-1962 during business hours. We have a full staff here eager to help you!

    We have an awesome group on FB that gives you all kinds of help if you are interested. click here to join:

  • TheHoneycombHome
    on Jan 16, 2019

    Here is a step by step guide with pictures:

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