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How to Chalk Paint Furniture with Vintage Tonality Brushes

How to Chalk Paint Furniture with Vintage Tonality Brushes

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to chalk paint furniture using a Vintage Tonality brush. It covers preparing your furniture to applying the chalk paint and finishing your piece.

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to chalk paint furniture using a Vintage Tonality brush. It covers preparing your furniture to applying the chalk paint and finishing your piece.


Materials needed:

Step 1: Prepare your furniture

Make sure your furniture is clean and free of any dirt, dust, or grease. Remove any hardware, such as knobs or handles. If the furniture has a shiny or glossy finish, you may need to sand it down lightly with sandpaper to help the chalk paint adhere better to the surface. If the furniture has any dents or scratches, you can fill them with wood filler and sand them smooth before painting. Optionally, apply a coat of primer to the furniture and let it dry completely before proceeding.

Prepare furniture for chalk painting
REMOVE HARDWARE
REPAIR DENTS + SCRATCHES
CLEAN SURFACE AREA

Step 2: Protect your work surface

Cover your work area with a drop cloth or old sheet to protect it from any drips or spills. You may also want to consider placing tiny wood blocks beneath the furniture to elevate it slightly off the ground.

Protective Drop Cloth
PROTECT WORK AREA WITH A DROP CLOTH
ELEVATE FURNITURE ON WOOD BLOCKS

Step 3: Apply the chalk paint

Using a Vintage Tonality brush, apply the chalk paint to your furniture in thin, even coats. Start with the flat surfaces and work your way around the edges and corners. Chalk paint dries quickly, so be sure to work in small sections to avoid any brush marks. Allow the paint to dry completely between coats.

Painting with Chalk Paint
STIR PAINT THOROUGHLY
DIP BRISTLE TIPS IN PAINT
SPREAD PAINT EVENLY

Step 4: Apply a second coat of chalk paint

Using your Vintage Tonality brush, apply a second coat of chalk paint to your furniture. Work in thin, even coats once more, and let each coat dry completely before applying the next. Depending on the surface coverage and/or the desired aesthetic of the piece, a third coat may be required.

Applying a second coat of Chalk Paint
Applying a second coat of chalk paint can help to provide better coverage over the surface and increase the durability of your finish.

Step 5: Sand the furniture (optional)

Once the paint is completely dry, you can lightly sand it with a fine grit sandpaper or sanding pad to create a smooth finish or distress the edges and corners for a more vintage look. Be sure to wipe away any dust with a clean cloth or tack cloth before proceeding.

Distress Furniture
DISTRESS FOR A WORN AND USED LOOK AND IDEAL FOR CREATING THAT SHABBY CHIC FARMHOUSE LOOK
SANDING FOAM PADS ARE GREAT FOR CREATING A SMOOTH PAINTED SURFACE OR A DISTRESSED LOOK

Step 6: Finish your furniture

Once your final coat of chalk paint is dry, you can add a finishing touch by applying a clear wax or sealer to protect your furniture. Use a Vintage Tonality brush or a lint-free cloth to apply the wax or sealer, working in small sections and wiping away any excess with a clean cloth.

Apply a clear wax finish
CLEAR WAX ENCHANCES THE COLOR, MAKING IT LOOK LOOK RICHER AND DEEPER
LIGHLTY BUFFING THE WAX AFTER APPLICATION CREATES A SMOOTHER SURFACE AREA
DARK WAX ADDS DEPTH + DEMENSION THAT CREATES A VINTAGE LOOK

And that's it!

With a Vintage Tonality brush from one of our various sets and some chalk paint, you can easily transform any blah piece of furniture into a gorgeous centerpiece for any room in your home.

Before and After Chalk Painting Furniture
BEFORE
AFTER

Are you new to chalk painting and want to learn more about chalk painting furniture? Then read our post "Tips + Tricks for Beginners." There are video instructions for each step of the procedure, as well as supplementary information not included in this post.

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