What do I do before I chalk paint this?

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Now what do I just rub chalk paint all over it or do I need to remove?

q now what do i just rub chalk paint all over it or do i need to remove

I have never use chalk paint before help

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 25, 2019

    Hi Cathy,

    Start painting with chalk paint. When you're done you have to either wax it or use a spray seal to protect the chalk paint. There should be some help on your paint can and possibly a website where they offer help. Wishing you the best.

  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 25, 2019

    Hi ! Chalk paint is so easy to use ! No sanding or primer needed . I do suggest to use a damp cloth use water , NOT a wood cleaner and clean off any dust or dirt , let it dry off before painting . Then just paint you can leave it like it is or distress it a little by taking sandpaper and lightly sanding a few edges and a spot here or there. Then get a sealing wax in clear or antique finish . It goes on like a stain , ( liquid) rub or paint it on then wipe it off , it will dry to a hard finish not waxy . Have fun !!!!

  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 25, 2019

    Hi . Chalk paint is so easy to use ! No sanding or primer needed. Just use a cloth dampened with water and clean it off first to get rid of any dust or dirt , let it dry off and paint ! If you want it to look distressed just use some sandpaper and lightly sand some edges and a spot here and there. Then use a sealing wax . It is like a stain, liquid , in clear or antique finish. Also easy to use just brush or rub it on with a cloth , then wipe it off. It will dry to a hard finish not waxy. Have fun !!!!

  • Cathy Piepkorn Cathy Piepkorn on Jun 25, 2019

    I’m trying to go with the beachy look. Any suggestions on a color?

  • Amanda Amanda on Jun 25, 2019

    You can just paint it with the chalk paint. For a beachy look you could do a light blue, or a gray.

  • Cathy Piepkorn Cathy Piepkorn on Jun 26, 2019

    Thank you.

  • Megan Megan on Jun 26, 2019

    Oh this looks great!!! You can totally just paint it as this state with a chalk based or mineral based paint! I Love blues for a beachy look! Dixie Belle has some really pretty blues!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 05, 2021

    Hello, You could use a Primer on it first to even it out and seal it, then Chalk paint and then a Sealer coat of Wax.