Layering Chalk Paint

4 Materials
2 Hours

Refinishing something is great but why not make it unique? Here’s how to layer chalk paint for a one of a kind look!

Here’s the before. Great detail but outdated. Clean the area you are going to paint. I use windex, krud Kutter or vinegar and water. Something that won’t leave heavy residue. Time to pick out your colors! Use as many as you’d like!

After it’s dried from cleaning, paint your base coat.

Once your first coat is dry, paint another coat and let dry completely.

Now get your next color and apply with a fine brush across the detailed areas. Let dry completely.

I wanted to use a gold metallic for a little bit of shimmer! Repeat these steps with every color you choose. Letting each layer dry completely.

* the metallic dolor should always be last applied.

Time to seal! After all layers are dry, it’s time to seal. Use the product that goes with the brand of paint you used. I prefer a wax for a sealer but other brands have different top coats. Use you’re favorite! But if you’re a beginner, wax will be the easiest option.

For this much detail, a smaller artist brush will work better in getting in all the crevices.

Here’s the final result. A finish with more color and detail.

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  • Anita Lee-Yu Anita Lee-Yu on Oct 08, 2020

    I have a mirror like this in our bathroom, do I need a special paint because of the damp and humidity build up??? Pls advice

  • Judith DeMello Judith DeMello on Oct 09, 2020

    Looks beautiful. Can I do this with a fake wood mirror, the kind of shiny type?


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