How do you buff out chalk paint

Lori Gillies
by Lori Gillies
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What do you use to distress chalk paint?
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  • Patty Patty on Nov 23, 2014
    I recently took a workshop at Home Depot using Chalk paint. We used a light sanding block

  • Helen Helen on Nov 23, 2014
    I use a wet paper towel to rub off paint. Works like a charm for me.

  • Patti Paints Patti Paints on Nov 23, 2014
    I have used Annie Sloan chalk paint on numerous projects. It’s not chalk board paint, but a wonderful odor free paint that dries to a chalk like finish. It must be sealed with wax. You can then distress with sandpaper. Annie has a dark wax that will give you a more distressed look. I love her product. You can search her name on Pinterest and find lots of inspiration for anything you want to make over with paint!

  • Helen Helen on Nov 24, 2014
    I apply wax after distressing.

  • Brandi Dodd Brandi Dodd on Nov 24, 2014
    I apply Vaseline to corners and areas I want to look distressed prior to painting once I have allowed paint time to dry I take paper towels and wipe the areas where I had applied the Vaseline works beautifully!

  • GR GR on Nov 26, 2014
    It really depends on the paint you're using and the amount of distressing you want to end up with. I use a variety of brands and also make my own and they are all different! As a general rule I will use sandpaper or wire wool but I've tried wiping the paint off before it's dry quite successfully too. I think your best bet is to look at some completed projects that you like that have a tutorial on how they did it :-)

  • Dee Lynch Dee Lynch on Jul 26, 2015
    I use a dual sided sponge ( the blue ones ) wetting the area with H2o using the sponge side, then rubbing the rough side after soaking a minute. Then wipe off with a dry soft cotton towel. Works grrreat! P.S. I also use latex paint and Calcium Carbonate to make my chalk paint.