Published at Monday, November 26th 2018. by Katheryn Kaufman in End Table.
A chalk paint distress a table. I love to use chalk paint. I just discovered it recently at one of my favorite stores in my local area, called the stylish patina I'll link that down below you do need to purchase a wax or some kind of sealer to put on top of it. You can't just leave it as it is, or it will flake off over time, so I'll show you the waxing process, that I recently did on how I refurbish my kitchen cabinets using nice loams, chalk paint and there I used a polyurethane to seal the chalk paint into the cabinets. So, let's get started, this table was purchased at Habitat for Humanity's restore for just $ 35. It's a very heavy, solid oak table with the leaf in the middle and a pretty cool gear system. But it's got a few scratches and ding marks and also the stain wasn't really my style didn't match the decor of my home.
I knew it would look awesome with a couple coats of a nice Lowe's chop made. So here I am applying the first coat to the table. I did not have to stay on the table beforehand. I just started to paint, especially for the first coat. Don't worry about being too precise, just use long random strokes and really get the paint into the wood three coats later I had a really beautiful full coverage finish here, I'm going in with the Louie blue and it is such a beautiful color. It actually comes up really nice here on the screen in person. I think it's even prettier and, as you can see a very easy application.
This is just the first coat and you can see how nicely it's covering this stained wood. It's absolutely wonderful paint and another thing about chalk paint that I really love is that the odor is very low. You hardly smell anything I actually suffer from asthma, and so sometimes paint fumes can trigger a reaction in me. But this pink is me no trouble whatsoever. You can paint in the dead of winter, and you don't even have to open your windows. You here, you want to apply a thin layer of the wax using your brush or a rag across the top of your dried chalk. Painted surface make sure you brush it on evenly and again, not too thick and once you're finished with it, you just wipe it off when distressing it's best to sand on areas that would naturally become distressed like corners edges and raised areas. I used a piece of 100 grit sandpaper with sandpaper, keep in mind that the higher the grit number, the finer, the paper. If you want a more polished appearance, go with a higher number.
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