Chalk paint comes off easily!
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Ive just finished putting home made black chalk paint on my old dining chairs. Recipe from the hundreds of posts ive read lol...two coats on each chair. I read so many times u dont need to sand..so I didnt! Also read about leaving it for a few days but not weeks! Thinking this is a bad move and Im kicking myself 😕 here in Aus we have our Bunnings hardware stores so off I went and purchased a water based One Coat Clear sealant for $30 odd bucks...big outlay for me. So far ive put one coat on one chair and its scratched off...NOT HAPPY 😠. Ive done what I thought was a hell of a load of research on the process and dont know which one is correct for chalk paint now. Bit fed up with it to be honest..who do u believe. I also made my own fabric medium with vinegar and Glycol..added it to my paint and painted the old sprung seats that fit into my chair frames..they have turned out well but again who do u believe. Heat sealing the fabric? Ok I gave them all a good iron this morning so fingers crossed ☺
Looks like its back to the patio and a good sand down on the chairs...repaint the Black chalk paint on em and then what? Wait days and then seal? Thanks all...ps Love Hometalk 😊
Ps sorry lol the sealant was a Satin..dont want them shiney or defeats the purpose really 😂 cheers..
I used spray chalk paint and was disappointed in that there was a "film" of it all over my garage floor! I had to take an old towel and use my feet to get up the dust. What a pita! I also did not know you had to wax n cure it for 30 days...ugh! Now I just want to sand the piece and paint it. I do a lot of dyi, I should have read up more on this...
Many of the answers are already here (like PREP!) but it REALLY depends on what brand you’re using. All should be protected with wax or polycrylic (I prefer the latter) but I’ve tried nearly every brand and most of the more expensive mineral or clay based brands aren’t very durable and can rub/scratch easily if not protected (especially the ones that claim no prep or no topcoat needed, lol). Now Waverly brand (cheap, at Walmart) sticks to anything. Like I can’t get it off glass or metal once dry, when I’ve accidentally splattered it. But you won’t hear about the most durable chalk paint except word of mouth if it’s cheap and not sold by “stockists” similar to every MLM company. Most want you to waste your money because they did (and don’t want to admit it) or they sell it themselves. All paint will scratch though. Gotta be careful. And follow advice of experienced chalk painters, just don’t fall for their pushing brands. Kacha is good on YouTube.
Here are some ideas that might help https://chascrazycreations.com/diys/re-purpose-up-cycle/furniture/
Did you wax it after painting?