I wanted to answer a few of your chalk paint questions. So far I have 4….So here we go……
HOW DO YOU WAX WITH A BRUSH?
This is not actually a chalk paint question but you should wax your piece when you are done painting with chalk paint. The finish is really flat and well…..chalky feeling…until you wax. I use an Italian waxing brush that I purchased from Karen at Chalk Paint USA. It’s my favorite brush EVER. I’ve only used Johnson’s Paste Wax with it so far but I just bought some new TLC wax, thanks to some of you SWEET readers who let me know where to find it, and Briwax that I will try when I get back next week.
HOW DOES IT WORK ON LATEX GLOSS PAINT?
SUPERB! You can paint over almost anything glossy including gloss latex paint, varnish even plastic!
IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?
Ya’ll, they are not giving me or paying me anything to tell you this. I paid for this paint, just like most of you. To me, it is totally worth it. I hate and despise sanding and priming. With this paint, I don’t have to do any of these things. Time is worth money to me because I am selling my pieces. I can get about 3 pieces out of one quart so that is about 12.50 per project. If you’ve gotten your furniture really cheap, you should still be fine on profit.
WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR PAINT?
I also wanted to show you some re arranging I did in my dining room. I had to find a new home for my 80.00 Hepplewhite Buffet and I think it looks great under the window in my dining room. I also brought home my iron lamps from Urban Green. The rust was coming off, they needed to be sealed and I ended up white washing them. I liked them so much I kept them!
I am still looking for the right chairs to go around my table. I think I found them in some shield backs that I snagged for 10 bucks a piece. They will soon be painted in old white and distressed, followed by a drop cloth skirt…..
Maybe one day I will get one room TOTALLY done……