How do I chalk paint metal?

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How do I chalk paint metal

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  • Our Crafty Mom Our Crafty Mom on Feb 13, 2019

    First I would start with a primer like kilz or even a rustoleum paint made for metal, then you can paint it as you would normally use chalk paint. I would recommend at least two coats for even coverage. Share pictures after! :)

    • Our Crafty Mom Our Crafty Mom on Feb 13, 2019

      That's great! Good luck & enjoy! :)

  • Hi Imelda, you can check this out. https://www.thepurplepaintedlady.com/2016/05/8412/

    • Imelda Imelda on Feb 13, 2019

      Thank you so much for your help! I’m excited to work on this project this weekend and will let you know how it goes. Thx Again❣️

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Feb 13, 2019

    Prep is always the key to painting "the shinier the finish the more sanding" you need to wire brush/ sand off any rust; then metal primer(spray if the surface is not smooth) then paint;if outdoors piece needs to be sealed with sealer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnMTAh2c0e0 on line info.---So if you are chalk painting on a metal desk or on metal outdoor furniture I would water down the paint. The ratio will be 1 cup of chalk paint to a 1/4 cup of water. You will apply it just the same as you would if you didn’t water down the paint.Some tips on painting on metal:

    -Don’t use a brush, unless you want brush strokes. I ended up using a foam craft brush and sort of blotted all over the piece.

    -The metal seemed to absorb more of the paint than I feel wood normally does. Again, it didn’t require much paint so I had no issue going over it 2-3 times.

    -The paint dries very very quickly, so this is a very fast makeover project.

    -Once it has cured, it’s pretty hard to peel the paint off. I tried, because I wanted to know if it was a good way to paint metal. I tried to peel it off with my finger nail, but the paint didn’t budge. I did let it cure 2 weeks before testing. bunch of videos for you https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DIY+painting+metal+with+chalk+paint

    • Imelda Imelda on Feb 13, 2019

      Thank you so much for your help! I’m excited to work on this project this weekend and will let you know how it goes. Thx Again❣️

  • Megan Megan on Feb 13, 2019

    Chalk paint! Annie Sloan and Jolie will both adhere to metal with no prep work. :)


    Here is a link to to how to use chalk paint. :)


    https://letspaintfurniture.com/how-to-chalk-paint-a-chest-of-drawers/

    • Megan Megan on Feb 13, 2019

      I'm excited for you!!! I hope it works well! Hollar if you get stuck!

  • Hi Imelda! I can tell you how to paint metal 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 for extra adhesion

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

    Step four (optional): Use any of our clear coats or waxes for extra protection or a different style finish

    No sanding required!

    This tutorial is for a door but the same concept can be applied to other metal pieces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn0n1BjTtoc

    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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsWhoLikeDixieBellePaint/

  • I’ve chalk painted right over metal lamp bases, doing nothing other than cleaning them well first, and they’re a few years old now and look great. I’d use a high quality chalk paint like those mentioned here’ already, I used Annie Sloan. Works really well.

    Here are my examples-

    https://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2014/01/simplest-lamp-makeover-ever-using-chalk.html

    Amd another one is in here- https://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2018/11/farmhouse-style-on-a-budget.html


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