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Heres some helpful links, I hope this helps!
https://www.hometalk.com/42248725/rocking-chair-makeover-chalked-paint-andChair-How to Chalk Paint and Repair Upholstered Rocking Chair DIY
These Chalk paint recipe from Hometalk might be helpful
Hi Dorie, hope this video helps you out
we have done several pieces and it turned out great here is a video to help you out
Dorie: this lady is the queen of chalk paint... almost any answer can bee found here!
Hi! No matter what brand you use, prep is the key. Most brands tell you "no prep", but if you want a nice finished product that holds up, clean it carefully- I use what I have to clean anything. I took a class once from a professional who used any spray household cleaner and water to scrub a piece before stripping it. I like to use Krudkutter but, have used anything I would clean a kitchen counter with. It is amazing how grubby some surfaces are, and how much buildup is present on most wood. After it's rinsed and dry, I use stripper to remove most of the old finish and then sand. If I am going to paint, and I just want a smooth surface to work on, I will sand the old finish and then seal it with Kilz. Wood and old stain tends to "bleed" through paint in unpredictable ways. Then seal with a water based clear sealer or wax. I prefer sealer, but, that's me. Don't be disappointed if the first coat of chalk paint looks blotchy. It will look better with each coat. The level of gloss you achieve is determined by the sealer you use since chalk paint is matte. Good luck!
Chalk Paint Recipe
Calcium Carbonate Powder- The smoothest finish
· Mixing bowl
· 2 Tablespoons Calcium Carbonate Powder
· 1 Tablespoon of warm water
· 1 cup latex paint
1. In a mixing bowl, mix together calcium carbonate powder and warm water. Stir well to create a smooth pancake like batter consistency. If too thick, add a little more water and stir well.
2. Make sure all the powder is dissolved in the water.
3. Pour the mix into a cup of latex paint and stir very well.
To Make a Quart of DIY Chalk Paint Using Calcium Carbonate Powder
· Mix 8 tablespoons of Calcium Carbonate Powder and 4 tablespoons of water. Stir well to make sure powder is dissolved. Pour into a quart of paint and mix well.
You can use any formula of paint when using Calcium Carbonate Powder by itself. I like Behr and Glidden since they are affordable brands, but you can use any brand or formula of latex paint.
Where to Buy Calcium Carbonate Powder to Make Chalk Paint?
· You can buy Calcium Carbonate Powder at your local health food store, or on Amazon. Some readers have bought it in bulk online and farm supply or at beer and wine making supply stores.
You can paint over timber furniture without preparation, but do seal it with a wax for protection, or you could use a polyurethane CLEAR varnish............Enjoy!
Hi Dorie, there are lots of ideas here:
This distressing furniture article may be what you are looking for.
Hope this Helps! Jeremy - https://pahjodesigns.com
Here are a bunch of ideas: https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=chalk%20paint%20furniture
Here is a post I wrote on how to paint with chalk paint on furniture. https://lifeonsummerhill.com/how-to-paint-with-chalk-paint/
Here is chalk paint 101's with Annie Sloan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEeYGBzvkvY
I've painted furniture with chalk paint and have several posts about it. You can find them all here - https://chascrazycreations.com/diys/re-purpose-up-cycle/furniture/
This is my go-to, affordable chalk paint: https://bachelorettepadflip.com/2016/09/28/my-chalk-paint-of-choice/
Here is a post i wrote the first time i used chalk paint.