May 9, 2017

The Secrets Of Painting To Chalk

Matte appearance, with some vintage air. The chalky finish or chalky finish falls in love, and the truth is that it does not surprise us. Few paintings offer such a perfect and charming finish. Would you like to know a little more about it?

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Learn some of the things you can do and how. In this article we will give you the keys to understand how this painting works. And then tell us what you think.
What is paint to chalk?

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It is an acrylic paint that contains plaster. Its greatest advantage is the power of covering and drying. In addition they can be applied without primer or sanding on most materials, which certainly makes things much easier. Its name, moreover, is given for the simple reason that once the pieces are painted, they can be written on them as if they were a slate. Interesting, right? Without doubt a most attractive option to renovate those furniture that are old fashioned or just to give them a different touch.

What can I paint with chalk paint?

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The truth is that almost everything. The versatility of its application is immense. You can paint metal, ceramics, stone, plaster and wood. It is obvious that most uses have to do with furniture, but do not discard giving a different touch to that foot of lamp so old fashioned, the chalky finish will make it shine again in your living room. In addition, you can also apply this paint to the chalk on smooth surfaces such as melanin, glass or plastic. The best of all? Undoubtedly its matte finish with a touch of the most velvety.

How are the paintings used in chalk?

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Its use could not be simpler. The only important thing here is to have a clean surface to paint. Therefore, use water and soap thoroughly. Clean and dry to remove dust and grease. After this, the surface will be ready to use the chalky finish, either by brush or roller. Drying does not take more than 15 minutes and it is advisable to give a second coat so that its effect is even more velvety.

Get a vintage effect

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As we said, this is a perfect painting to create vintage style furniture. To "age" the pieces, we only have to wear the surface for some areas, so that the original color can be seen. A very interesting resource is to paint the piece of white and then apply a color over it, then, at the time of wearing, the tone that will come down will be this.

Textile with chalk paint

Yes, although it seems incredible, this type of paint can be applied without any problem in the textile. It is certainly a very economical resource to be able to change the appearance of that old sofa or armchair that no longer fits much with the decoration of your dining room. In this case, it is important to know that after applying the paint to the chalk will also be necessary to give a layer with a protective wax, which will be in charge of keeping the color intact.

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And now that you know a little more about these types of paintings, what do you think? Would you consider it to redecorate some part of the house?
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