Asked on Dec 15, 2014

Chalk paint cracking

Maggie McArdle
by Maggie McArdle
Help!!! This is my first time using chalk paint and it looks like it's cracking... what did I do wrong and how can I fix it?
  5 answers
  • Maggie McArdle Maggie McArdle on Dec 15, 2014
    Thank you! I used the chalk paint from home depot... I have painted the frame of an old mirror and the whole thing looks like it's cracking... I'll try the kilz idea... thank you!!
    • Donna Crumpler Crawford Donna Crumpler Crawford on Oct 18, 2017

      Mine is doing the exact same thing and my chalk paint also came from Home Depot. I really hate to start over again with Kilz but may have to.

  • Jodi Jackson Jodi Jackson on Dec 15, 2014
    It's drying at an un even time, it's usually due to the temperature in the sir being different
    • Dorothy Dorothy on May 10, 2018

      I used Annie Sloan and it is craclkling one drawer, but not the rest if the piece. The only difference is that I didn’t like the color on the drawer after I waxed it, so I used a different color, but I don’t see why that would make a difference

  • Birdie Berghuis Birdie Berghuis on Dec 16, 2014
    When I bought Annie Sloan's chalk paint, they encouraged me to clean it first with low odor mineral spirits to get rid of any crud on the finish. Then, start with the paint and I have never had any problems. And the drying temp may be a factor, I agree.
  • Susan Williams Susan Williams on Dec 29, 2017

    I also used Home Depot chalk paint on a child's chair and the whole thing is crackle like I used crackle paint!!!

  • Rit31713546 Rit31713546 on Oct 17, 2018

    My fireplace is cracking it's renaissance furniture and cabinet paint help