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Easy Chalk Paint® and Chalk Paint® Wax Tips

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Using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is easy to do and produces beautiful results. We have a few basic tips to share with you on using Chalk Paint® and Chalk Paint® Wax.

To bring out brushstrokes or for an aged effect, work Dark, Black, or White Chalk Paint® Wax into crevices, wiping it back with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to achieve your perfect result. Always apply a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax before you apply colored waxes – this will allow you to control the color easier, enhance texture, and/or create the perfect aged look for your piece.
Here’s one of our latest Before & After projects in the studio!

Time: 3 hours
Cost: $50
Difficulty: Easy

Before:

Easy Chalk Paint® Desk Transformation

After:

Easy Chalk Paint® Desk Transformation Tips

For the desk, we mixed Chalk Paint® colors Napoleonic Blue and Graphite with a 1:1 ratio. To get the smooth, modern finish, we sanded down the piece a bit to get rid of some texture, added a little water to the paint, and used an Annie Sloan Flat Brush in the direction of the grain. We finished the project with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax. Hope you enjoyed our tips and latest studio project!

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