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Paint furniture with chalk paint

Chalk paint is a wonderful paint to use on any type of furniture. It covers easily and leave a flat finish that can be polished with antique wax and buffed to a satin sheen. Chalk paint has become popular because it's the perfect paint to use when you are revamping or giving old furniture a makeover.


Treat that secondhand bargain to a coat or two of chalk paint in your fave colour and see the difference!





Cassie of sugarplum decided that this chest of drawers just needed a little something extra to spice it up. Chalk paint in Serenity Blue definitely adds a bold splash of colour. If you love using chalk paint, you definitely have to try Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matt paint - in a variety of colours.

The nice thing about using chalk paints is that you don't need to sand before you paint, which is fine if you like the piece just as it is. If the furniture you are painting is a bit dinged up and scratched, sand down with 120- and then 240-grit sandpaper beforehand.

Any piece of furniture should only need two coats of paint and the paint dries quickly, so your furniture will be read for use before you know it.

Once the paint is dry, leave as is or buff to a satin finish with Rust-Oleum Chalked Top Coat or antique wax. Antique wax is similar in consistency to any wax polish, but it dries and can be buffed to offer protection to finished pieces.

If you want to distress the furniture, use 180-grit sandpaper to scuff up the edges before you apply the protective topcoat or antique wax.

Add new hardware and knobs and you have a brand new piece of furniture. Once you discover the joy of using chalk paint you'll soon be painting all the furniture you have!