We are redecorating a much needed family room/man cave and rather than get rid of the couch, I decided to paint with chalk paint (my favorite paint). We are thrilled with the results and I can't wait to finish the room! Painting the walls next and then a new floor!
We have had this couch for several years and did not pay a lot of money for it. It was faded from cleaning but was structurally still good.
I mixed Annie Sloan chalk paint with water. 50/50 ratio as I knew I was going to be needing several coats. You want to spray the fabric with water before painting to help it saturate the fabric.
This is after a couple coats of paint. I mixed Paris Grey with Graphite to get the color I wanted.
I did 4 coats of paint and lightly sanded in between coats with 400 grit sandpaper.
Now to wax. You can see the difference where I have waxed on the armrest compared to the back cushions.
The finished project!
Finished sofa! And the man cave is almost finished as well!
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- Annie Sloan clear wax
Published January 29th, 2017 12:57 PM
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Lisa Yax Sayers on Feb 27, 2017It was a 2 to 1 ration (two parts Paris to 1 part graphite) of paint and then about a 50/50 ratio of paint to water. I honestly don't know how many cans...maybe 2-3. Not even a full can of wax. It really will depend on your couch fabric/color, etc. We love how it turned out.