How to prevent brush strokes on chalk paint?

by Ros34242986

How can prevent paint brush strokes while using chalk paint? I've seen some videos on this but I'm no sure I'm doing it right.

  4 answers
  • Dawn. Dawn. on Oct 18, 2018

    I have in the past used foam rollers to prevent streaks.

  • Gk Gk on Oct 18, 2018

    If you are using chalk paint you have to make sure that you don't paint like you would with a regular paint--meaning that you don't move your brush back and forth--you try to paint in one direction with one long stroke. One first coat of chalk paint will look terrible but when you add your second coat it starts to look better. Also--chalk paint is supposed to be sanded down before you put any final finish on it--that will remove most of the brush marks and give you a smoother finish. You can add a third coat if you want more coverage and then sand again. A damp brush will also help--damp--not dripping wet. If you are using a dark wax over a clear wax whatever is left of brush marks picks up the dark wax and that is what gives you the aged appearance.

  • Ros34242986 Ros34242986 on Oct 19, 2018

    Thank you both, I did apply one coat and watered down the paint a bit it seemed to help with the brush strokes. I will try your suggestions, I'm really hoping the second coat looks better than the first. This is my first time using chalk paint, If I like the final outcome I will continue to use it on future pieces. I'm sure with practice I will get the hang of it. Thank you again

  • Bona Lowery Bona Lowery on Mar 30, 2021

    what type of sandpaper can you use to sand brush strokes when using chalk paint.