Debra
Debra
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  • Seymour, CT
Asked on Sep 4, 2012

painting with chalk paint

Terra GazelleDebraPeace Painting Co., Inc.
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Hello, when I paint with the chalk paint so I do just a light first coat, almost like you can still see through it? I ended up with a lot of brush strokes that were kind of thick. I am new to painting to begin with so I am just learning to paint furniture. I love all the pictures and projects that I see and want to get into doing this myself. If you have any tips for me I more then welcome then. I also go to a lot of painting sites for tips as well. Thank you again to all for everyones helps.
6 answers
  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Debra, do you have a good quality, good condition brush (like Purdy)?

  • Debra
    on Sep 4, 2012

    no I should get one, do you recommend a size

  • Just by the nature of the product, every brush stroke will be seen. Unlike a quality latex paint, it does not offer complete coverage with one coat. Nor does it level out. The idea is that you will be sanding it so that each layer of paint will show through. A good brush or roller will help but not eliminate the problem you are experiencing.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Sep 4, 2012

    2 inch is good all around size for something like furniture.

  • Debra
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Thanks for the info, I will take your advise.

  • Terra Gazelle
    on May 10, 2015

    I make my own chalk paint and do not have to sand really. It is smooth, kind of like a pudding, it takes two to three coats, depending on the color under it. . I use pop but use warm water and mix well..then mix, mix again. I also use a tad more water..it is not a paste, it is more of a creamy peanut butter, maybe a little loser. When I mix the pop and warm water together with the paint I mix well..mix, mix. I have an old hand mixer that I use for larger amounts. I use sample size paints, some times the cheapest latex in the quarts making sure there is no primer. I use the sample containers to store the paint in..or good sealed jars. The paint lasts sometimes for weeks. You Tube has wonderful videos on how to paint furniture with chalk paint. Whether you buy your chalk paint or make it, the technique is the same. I love painting furniture...it has become a small business for me that I have fun doing as well as turning junk to treasures for my own home.

    • Terra Gazelle
      on Nov 9, 2015

      @Nancy I am sorry...yes, POP is plaster of Paris. When I checked on some of the bought chalk paint and discovered the price I looked for a DIY recipe. So much cheaper and works beautifully.

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