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A new look with chalk paint

Give dated furniture a new look for spring with Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint. The ultra matte chalk finish is easy to apply and looks stunning on any furniture.

28/08/2017

The reason chalk paint is so popular is because it's easy to use and covers a myriad of imperfections. Chalk paint is ideal for secondhand furniture that needs some TLC, on dark wood furniture to give it a new look, and any piece of furniture that needs a modern update.

In this feature we transform three pieces of furniture that every home has with a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint. See how easy it is...

Over-painted Cabinet

With its layers and layers of paint, sanding and stripping this cabinet would be a mission, but with chalk paint it's easy to give it a modern look.

The first step is to lightly sand the finish. You don't need to remove any paint - just lightly sand back until the paint looses its gloss.

Once you've sanded and wiped clean, use a quality paintbrush to apply two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint in your choice of colour. Let each coat dry before applying the next coat and then top off with Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat. 

What would have taken days of preparation can be done in a couple of hours.

Dated Dining Chairs

Detailed chairs can be difficult and time-consuming to sand and that's when the beauty of chalk paint comes into play.

The chairs only need a light sanding all over before applying Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint.

If you want to give the chalk painted chairs a distressed finish, use a sanding sponge lightly over the edges until you achieve the desired effect. Finish off with Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat for a durable finish that's easy to wipe clean.

Re-upholstery the chair seats in a trendy fabric and your new chairs are ready for use.

Old-fashioned Coffee Tables

When you discover secondhand bargains, sometimes all these need are a bit of TLC.

Rust-Oleum Chalked paint is super-easy to apply and gives a stunning result and all that's needed is a little sanding beforehand.

Sometimes you may need to apply 2 or more coats to cover a dark surface.

It's also easy to apply added detail to your painted project. You can do distressing around the edges, add a decorative glaze, or apply a stencil design.

Whatever technique you decide to go with, finish off with a protective topcoat.

 

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