Chalky finish paint – is it as easy as it seems? I loved this question as soon as it came in. Is it really as easy as it seems? Keep reading and I’ll tell you what I think.
DIY Chalky Finish Paint – Is it really as easy as it seems?
At first I wanted to answer: absolutely yes! When compared to your other options it is much easier. In order to get a smooth surface with regular paint or even spray paint you need to sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, paint, sand, paint, and then finally apply the finish.
With chalky finish paint you use a simple recipe. You clean the surface, paint (as many coats as you need – no need to sand in between), sand your final coat smooth (takes little effort), and apply your finish. 3 easy steps in comparison to the process mentioned above.
- How to Make Chalky Finish Paint and Tips for Using it
- Chalky Finish Paint – Do I Have to Sand First?
- How to Protect Painted Furniture
But, oh yep there’s always one of those, I’m not saying there isn’t work involved. If you are looking for a fun colored dresser but not looking to put in a little work then it’s best to buy something. I’ve purchased or DIYed a lot of projects I ended up not liking so make sure you know your style and know what you want.
It takes me a couple days to finish a dresser. You can finish a dresser in one day if you have someone watch the kids and you have a full day to do it.
I will tell you this though, the amount of time and energy you save by not sanding between every coat is well worth it!
Do you have a piece of furniture you’ve been dying to paint but don’t know how? Are you worried it’s going to be too much work? Do you have questions on how to get started, what you will need, and if it’s even worth the work?
Your Guide to Painting Furniture will take you through the process of finding furniture, making your own chalky finish paint, and how to use paint your furniture. Plus my tips on protecting your painted furniture, basic repairs, and tips for picking out paint colors!