Some sealers instruct you to apply a third coat for the best results. I will post more on that brand once I’ve used them a few more times! Have not had an issue with yellowing. Just a heads up for future users! ©2012-2020 Artsy Chicks Rule® is a registered trademark. I use the Dead Flat finish and it has the slightest hint of a sheen; not like unfinished chalk paint at all. Perfect post timing! ...an east coast girl who loves to find and re-invent old treasures, decorate and design rooms without spending a fortune....but have it look as if you did! I haven’t used the Flat Out Flat on anything that gets a lot of wear but I do love that one on the things I have used it on. Once again, using the side of your chalk, rub the entire surface horizontally making sure the entire board is covered. Your blog this morning was of great interest to me. Optimal coverage requires two or … Loved how it turned out. Thank you Nancy! wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Plus,Get My FREE ebook,"Creating Fabulous Finishes"! This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. I think anytime you have somewhere that gets more abuse or wear, it’s also good to add an extra layer of protection. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 3,819 times. It was just one less thing, in an already big job, to do. So glad you like it! (it stands for High Performance Top Coat) Sorry about the abbreviations and confusion on that! Hi Nanci, thank you for the informative post. How can I get the wax look and still have a tough poly coat to protect it? {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/4e\/Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/4e\/Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg\/aid11647626-v4-728px-Seal-Chalk-Paint-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. If you do go in a few different directions, just brush over the area in one direction to even it out. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Not adding a sealer at all. Wax is the most popular choice for sealing chalk paint. The wax can take an additional week or two to cure entirely, but the piece you painted is usable after the wax dries. Painting your surfboard is a fantastic way to make yourself really stand out on the beach or in the water. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Your email address will not be published. Stay tuned! Then, stir in 1 tablespoon of grout for every 1/2 cup of paint. Still shiny, no where near matte. The finish still looks quite good, but am getting ready for a change. Required fields are marked *. This morning, I received your blog about your entire kitchen renovation. Voilà…. You can use polyacrylic sprays or liquids. Our emails include an unsubscribe link and you may opt-out at any time. Thanks so much for the post! Yay! So some may be shinier than others. I think I will have to order and see! Sounds like wax might be my safest bet as opposed to the chalked top coat. Apply a thin coat of paint on the wall using long, smooth strokes with the paint roller. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. I’ve found some that yellow LESS but none that don’t truly yellow even if it’s just a bit. I finished 5 boards with Chalk Paint and the varying sealers so you can see (somewhat anyway, it’s hard in photos) what the different finishes look like. So happy to hear this Mary! [instagram-feed num=9 cols=9 showheader=true showbutton=true buttoncolor=#53bac1 showfollow=true]. As I go through the top 5 ways to seal Chalk Paint today, I’m also going to give the pros and cons of each, that I’ve found along the way, plus a few product options. Was it really hard and what brand did you get? I don’t really use oils to seal Chalk Paint but it is a popular choice. Don’t pile the wax on. Either work near an open window or go outside. Hmm, wasthe Behr paint you used “flat” paint? I don’t use wax for that look. I’ve tried googling the technique but every link I find is about buffing *wax* on chalk painted furniture rather than the paint itself. (and sealing! If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. I used Rustoleum chalked ultra matte 50:50 Charcoal and Coastal Blue. I’m going to be talking about water based poly, not oil based. And yes, you can lightly sand in between coats and just before your finish coat as well. Avoid leaving heavy objects on the piece until the wax has entirely cured. If water drops onto it, it will soak in. How do you seal chalk painted furniture for a durable finish? I have cabinets right now that I just painted with behr dusty laurel and I would love for it to be just a tad bit darker, it looked like poly was the way to go for darker? Chalk paint lacks a sealer that most paint has and, therefore, requires a wax to seal the color and keep water or other debris from getting in the finish. Use the same touch-up process. Thank you for your reply. If not, it might not “soak in” as you are expecting it to. I either paint a darker coat underneath to start, or I’ll add it in layers on top. Firmer bristles will leave more strokes, which might be what you’re looking for in your design. I used High Performance Top Coat from General Finishes on these samples but any would be similar in effect. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. Oil based is similar but it has more of a tendency to yellow over time so I don’t use it often. A thin layer is all you need. A light hand when applying the sealer and not going over one spot too many times helps. Say what? (only if I’m doing a specialty finish, etc) Now, that’s not to say that I won’t add a dab of water if the paint becomes too thick over time but I don’t think that is what you are saying. I applied at least 6 thin coats, and the table still scratches easily. xo. I have put on 2 coats already, and it still feels like there’s no wax on it, like it just soaks it right up. It sounds like something I’d like. "I'd also recommend using at least two coats of chalkboard paint, letting each dry in between coats." I LOVE the look of the buffed paint and want to give that a try on my current piece. This preserves the color better, but is more expensive and requires periodic maintenance. And last, but not least, number 6 which doesn’t really count as it’s not a “sealer”…but I’m including it anyway. With that, I would probably not recommend using it on a tabletop that gets daily use as I don’t think it will hold up quite as well as a shinier finish would. I’ve had a long love affair with Chalk Paint. Here are a few posts you can see how I do it. Dip a paint roller into the paint and rub the excess off on the textured side of the paint try. Apply the chalkboard paint to the primed surface. 4. Sadly, no, you should never really do that as the poly won’t adhere to the wax. I came across your site while wondering about a top coat. Try those ideas and see what you find! Apply the Chalkboard Paint to the Surface . Add more if this happens. Some sealers, like polyurethane, take several weeks to cure completely. The poly won’t really make a latex paint (sounds like you used latex) appear darker like it does with chalk-style paint, however. All Rights Reserved. Liza. After that first coat, let it dry for one hour before applying the next coat. 5. Pros and Cons of Chalk Paint For Furniture (and some…, 26 Types of Chalk Style Paint for Furniture (ALL the…, How To Modernize Old Furniture With Chalk Paint, Layered Chalk Paint Makeover (the simple how-to! Water-based products are best because they will preserve the paint’s color better. And you could do wax or a poly. xo. Yes, buffing. With that said, you can find it over on Amazon. Mix with a paint stirrer. So happy you will find this helpful for your project, Diana!! Thinking about mixing the satin and dead flat next and see what I get . Finish by applying the second coat and allowing it to cure for 3 days. What do you suggest or should I just go ahead and paint over with a satin or semi gloss? As a general rule, use 500 ml (16 oz) for every 3-4 liters (0.8-1 gal) of paint. :), Hi, I am getting ready to chalk paint my oak mission style dining table and would love to do a weathered wood look, like you get by using a darker wax. (but similar) Also, you can do a search for “weathered wood” here on the blog to find more projects I’ve done with similar techniques. You could lightly sand and go over with another coat of chalk paint also, then the new sealer. And yay, that is great! Apply the chalkboard paint with a brush or a short-nap roller. If it beads up, you’ve probably got a good wax coverage, if not, you need more. Let your chalkboard paint dry!! :) I’m telling you, wax is truly a beautiful and unmatched finish. To achieve the best color, apply several coats. Every time I walk past a bench I did, it looks like the yellow is spreading. I always fine sand with 400 grit before applying. I don’t know what to do next. A painted board is also a great addition to beach-themed room decor. I have used the poly vine for years and love it! I applied two coats and a stencil and let it dry for four days. Yes, I would give it a light sand by hand. :) Good luck and have fun! How to Paint a Chalkboard Wall. Then I painted them a couple more times over the years….which led to finally needing to go ahead and replaced them. Work over a piece of cardboard or a sheet to prevent getting paint everywhere. I used it on our kitchen table and chairs a few years ago and they still look great. xo, Aw, yay!! I get asked constantly if it's necessary to seal a chalk painted piece, what is the best product to use, what's the difference between poly and wax and when should each be used. What a great post! In this case, let the piece dry for another 24 hours and apply the third coat. Hi Demitria! Not all my projects are cupcakes and rainbows and I always try to be real with y’all. “Use chalk paint on furniture and walls if you are trying to achieve an antique type look,” says Lightner. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. I’d been using wax mostly because I love the finished look… but I guess I’m getting lazy (and impatient..haha) so I’ve been alternating between Dixie Belle’s satin clear coat and Rustoleum’s matte clear coat. Another way to test it would be to place a drop of water on it and see if it beads up…or sinks in. What would you recommend? % of people told us that this article helped them. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. After sanding and/or spackling away any minor imperfections, continue to prepare your work area by covering any adjacent furniture and surfaces with a drop cloth. So good to see the pro’s and con’s. It feels like butter. I’ve only used Polyvine a couple of times on small items so I can’t say as to how it would do on a larger project like kitchen cabinets. Find a can of clear wax sealer from the hardware or paint store. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. What would you do? I am also not thrilled with it’s performance as a top coat on a table I did. https://www.artsychicksrule.com/coastal-style-chalk-paint-makeover/ You are very welcome, Megan. So glad I read this, especially the above post about Rust-Oleum. This offers limited protection to the wood and although it will seal the paint and offer liquid repellency it will mark easily. Polyvine is truly the answer. By buffing, I just mean simply buffing with an old cloth, or t-shirt material. Thanks particularly for including those comparison swatches because that really tells the tale of how the finishes compare. So today I’m sharing the 5 top ways to seal Chalk Paint (plus pros and cons of each)! Rust-Oleum® Specialty Chalk Board converts surfaces into a usable chalkboard. :) Good luck and have fun! Read the instructions to see if you should stir the product first. (wax or poly) Use a very light hand, as mentioned. My favorite is still the Satin HP Top Coat though, overall. I would just repaint with a semi or semi gloss if it were me. Like you, I wasn’t fond of all the work involved with wax so I switched to the Rustoleum. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Chalkboard drawings have been trendy for quite a while now and I personally don’t see them going anywhere soon precisely because they’re flexible and fun and you can change them up. :) xo. Try that and see what happens. I use the satin finish which is a good wax look alike. I feel it is needed in the bathroom where there is always someone shaking water around =) Anyway, I went ahead and got the Rustoleum chalked ultra matte Clear coat. I do love the feel of it though. I have noticed a huge difference in the durability and longevity of the finish when I wait. Not sure what has gone wrong, is there a spray on varnish I could use instead? wikiHow's. If you are using a spray-on chalkboard paint, make sure that you are in a well-ventilated area. Anything with color, will darken to some degree. Apply 3 coats of sealer if you are sealing a porous surface so that you can easily erase your chalk markers in the future. You'll then want to clean the wall—a soft cloth with a simple mix of soap and water should do the trick. There is no certain technique, just buffing (in circles, if you like) until you see the sheen. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. It creates a lovely, buttery soft sheen when buffed. If any areas have a thicker layer, brush over the area to smooth it out. Hi did you use the satin finsh on the polyvine? The other option is to apply a Varnish. Chalkboard paint is as the name implies, paint that you can draw on with chalk like a chalkboard. Wax isn’t a glossy finish, so your piece won’t shine as much as if you use a different sealer. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. I went on and finished, being super delicate and extra careful, but I still have an annoying bare wood look in places. Chalk Paint is different than acrylic and/or latex paints in that way. That’s a good idea! This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published, This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Help, Hey Lori! References. I have recently tried Dixie Belle’s Gator Hide, specifically for the island in our RV, and it has a nice satiny sheen but more than I like for most of my furniture. It just depends on the look you are after, the durability you are after and the amount of work you’d like to put into it. https://www.artsychicksrule.com/grateful-thankful-blessed-diy-weathered-sign/ (if using bare wood) Just initial observations to it since I’ve only recently started using that one. Want tips, ideas, inspiration & more?? Apply the chalkboard paint: Finally, the time has come to apply the paint. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Ahhh bummer, I was afraid of that. Take a look at those as I did each of those a little differently. :), Thank you so much again! wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. You can also put down a piece of cardboard for a firmer surface. The first coat was so nice and easy. Get all the fun for less by making your own chalkboard paint. The clear coat says to let the original paint dry at least 8 hours, but I had finished at least 48 hours ago. I hope that you find this information helpful! This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Wax often comes in 1 pound (0.45 kg) containers, so 1 can should be enough for smaller pieces. You could try applying the Dixie Belle sealer on a small area and see what you think and go from there. Why are you afraid of ruining it? Thank you for this post! Do I need to put on another coat of the chalk paint? You can use spray polyacrylic (but not over where you’ve waxed…that’s the only issue there if you’ve already waxed) But those tend to yellow more than water-based poly so if you have a light color paint that is definitely a consideration too. I’ll be adding these links to each post like this below so you’ll be able to find them easier. Good choice! Hi Susan, I think I have the satin and flat finishes but I have not used them that much yet. (I have more samples to use over here and want to try a few things), Of course I started out using wax to seal Chalk Paint because that is how I was told to do it. While chalkboard paint comes in many colors, if you want a custom hue, you can make your own chalkboard paint. How to Paint Surfboards. Check that the sealer is dry first. It doesn’t have that sheen that your example has and it feel sort of rough like chalk. And finish with poly. That is definitely something you need to be mindful of. If you’re sealing multiple pieces or a furniture set, get multiple cans. I didn’t on these because I just wanted to show give the gist of the finishes. If you do want a glossy shine, use polyurethane or a similar wax alternative. I need to remember to pull them out (I always go for my old favorites). I’m relatively new to chalk painting furniture so forgive me for asking what might be an obvious question but…how do you buff the chalk paint itself? This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. I do have a few pieces on my blog that are milk painted but I didn’t fall in love with it. Several things help with brush strokes and that’s have a good applicator…brush. Brush or roll the paint in slightly overlapping strokes until the entire area is covered. Thanks for any advice you can offer! The Flat Out Flat is really surprising to me though. So stay tuned! May 12, 2016 - A few months ago I made these chalkboard toy boxes for the littles. After the paint is dry, make a fresh batch of paint using the same method. Second coat was a little bit more challenging, only because it was harder to see how much paint was going on since it matched. xo. That might kind of make you wonder why this post on how to preserve chalkboard drawings is even necessary if the whole point of chalkboards is that you can erase them. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. That is truly bizarre. It is “chalky” and not really set until it’s waxed or a poly coat is added. But I do know some manufacturers’ idea of “matte” and “satin” are not the same across the board. I’m working on getting back into my “back to basics” series I started last year. ;) I love Dixie Belle paints and products so highly recommend them in general. I don’t think they are that bad to assemble but you need some space to do it …and of course, the extra time involved. Do you typically apply poly over glazes? I read your post comparing sealers as well as a few others and as a result I bought the Flat Out Flat. Have you ever tried Polyvine Wax Finish Varnish? ), « How To Build A DIY Coat Rack (wall mounted), DIY Coastal Kitchen Makeover Reveal (full remodel!!!) But if they are white that will tend to yellow over time so I wouldn’t recommend that route. Good luck with yours!! Leaving your chalk-painted surface bare, or with no topcoat, is the simplest treatment with the least alteration to the finish. But I’m not sure which one you all are talking about. Glaze is a fun finish if you want to change the color of your project, subtlety. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Eep!! Learn more... Chalk paint is a textured paint that is often used on wood pieces for a classic, antique-style look. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Hi! I chalked my kitchen cabinets. I wondered if you had used a blush pink chalk paint and tried these finishes? You can apply poly over the glaze to set/seal it. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. It looks lovely, and being DIY ers, I can appreciate your hard work and effort. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Thanks so much! I recently had painting done at my house and it seems like flat paint was used in some of my interior doors but I really prefer a little sheen. On my can of paint it says to wait 24 hours before using the chalkboard, but I always wait at least 48 hours. Thank you again! 1 / 6. (Messy paint drips, unlike chalkboard walls, are not so cute.) This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. (AND how the different finishes change the look of the paint) I would say it might also be possible you might’ve needed a primer coat on whatever you painted since it doesn’t seem to be adhering well. I hate that! Hopefully this will be the winner for you! I did when I painted and glazed bead-board wallpaper because it was on the end of a lower kitchen cabinet where it would get more abuse, but when I painted and glazed the wood trim around my brick fireplace which gets little to no wear, I did not. You are very welcome!! Apply stencil to glass surface with transfer tape or clear contact paper and scrape down well. As for downsides, they are susceptible to stains and usually require more than one layer to seal the paint completely. I love using Chalk Paint to paint furniture, and just about anything. The reason it makes this style paint look darker is because it is chalky in nature and when a seal or wax coat is applied it takes away that “chalky” effect and it appears darker. Poly won’t ruin though. I hope this post will be helpful to you in your future makeover adventures! Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Liza. Any advice is appreciated thank you. Not sure which HP top coat it is. You are very welcome! You could add a poly coat to them to add sheen. Thank you!! 7 Apply a second coat of paint and let it dry. Good luck! No matter which fixative you choose, spray it on in fine coats, following directions on the can. I read about the Polyvine above. Hi Michelle, I have used blush colored chalk style paints, yes. (FREE SVG in post) Negative weed - weed out all letters and inside images. The best thing that fascinates me about chalkboard paint is it can be used to paint varied surfaces such as glass, wood cabinets, clay pots, and many other accessories around your house. I painted something white with it recently so I’m keeping an eye on that and will report back! So when I first heard about this Chalk Paint stuff, I had to try it out. Hope it helps! So nice that we have so many options out there these days, though, right??!! That is where the chalk style paint is a little different than latex, acrylic, etc. For that reason, stir it carefully and calmly. I figured, hey it says “Chalked” “Protective Top Coat” on the can so it must be good. Water-based poly being the most durable of … It is easy to apply with a lint free rag. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. I don’t know that wax as I haven’t used it. Love Paint? Sealing chalk paint is the best way to protect it and make sure it lasts for years. I really should be calling this 6 but one is not an actual sealer that I’m sharing today but it can be used as such…if you accept the cons that go along with it. I quickly, very quickly, decided to try poly instead. As far as how I apply it, I love that you can really do so many things. If you are using this method on a piece that you are not worried about getting use, etc, then it should be fine! wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Bare or No Topcoat. I am using as light a touch as possible, I have tried using a lint free cloth and a soft bristle brush. I had just started when I noticed sections of the paint colour were being removed, right to the wood!! I don’t want the color to change. If you want a pristine finish with no darkening, wax is a better option. This can create an indentation. The second reason is you would like to seal over top of your chalk markers so they can't be erased. Something else you could try is taking a soft cloth and try buffing it a bit, which should help “set” the paint more. Use a fixative designed for oil pastels -- or no fixative at all -- if working with oil pastels. Try to spread it as consistently as possible. I had good luck with it (and at the time, wasn’t even sure if it was supposed to work or not because I hadn’t really seen anyone using it as a sealer for CP). It works well on reviving old wood too! Which poly did you use? Just buffed? Good tip!! So there they are. :). Thanks so much!! Avoid placing heavy objects on the piece until 30 days have passed. Hi Nancy, thanks this post! I gave this one it’s own category because I find it to be a bit different from the other polys I’ve used. Plus Get My FREE eBook "Creating Fabulous Finishes"! Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. My next project is waiting in the garage and I have already purchased the Dixie Belle paint for it! Another one I can recommend (but have not had the chance to use yet) is Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat Flat. This is my go to sealer for a more durable finish. Oh my, you have me stumped! :) Hope that helps!! ». Use a paint tray and add some of the chalkboard paint into the reservoir of the tray. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. So be on the lookout for a few more in this series in the coming weeks/months. One of the most important things to do when caring for a chalkboard is to prime it! If you can see a lot of brush strokes, even out the coat, unless this is the look you’re going for. Good luck! more suited for outside items, weathered, etc. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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