Asked on Dec 2, 2012

Chalk painting for the first time

Judith FTaunnieKMS Woodworks


I am going to chalk paint 2 medium wardrobes for a friend, using your chalk paint recipe!I love Behr paint and just wanted to know if you have any little tibits of advice you might could share with me.What type on paint brushes and size?How long between coats and what kind of cloth would I use to apply wax.These are going to my friends Mom and Step mom , who are both in nursing homes.Love your ever inspiring work!Also your humor, thank you in advance, Judith!
3 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Dec 2, 2012

    I have not tried chalk least yet. I am however a big fan of Sherwin Williams paints. I feel their paints a a lot better for coverage and quality over the Behr paints. As far as waxing, when I wax my natural wood furniture I use a cotton rag as my applicator. Then buff with a dry one.

  • Taunnie
    on Dec 3, 2012

    I ususally use Behr paint in my homemade chalk paint. I like Behr because I think it is a good quality paint for the money. I thinlk I have tried just about every paint (I have not tried Farrow and Ball). I also like the fact that Home Depot has Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore formulas on file. I usually just need the sample size of paint. This works out perfectly because it comes in a flat finish and only costs a couple of bucks. I have used both a foam brush and regular paint brush of various sizes with equal success. I usually use and old t-shirt for applying and buffing the wax but have had success with soft, old, and clean jeans. I only ever have time for one coat of paint per day so that is my experience but I have heard that you should wait at least two hours between coats. Good luck, though you don't need it, chalk paint is pretty fool-proof. Please share your pictures when you are done. Can't wait to see :)

  • Judith F
    on Dec 3, 2012

    Thank you both for taking the time to advise!I will post before and after!

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