Chalk paint for furniture has been popular for the past year and people are still talking about how beautiful and unique it is for the room. Chalk paint help to make your room to have shabby look by giving nice chalky finish for furniture. It is very easy and causes your room to be more fun and light. Chalk paint can be applied to any surface and you do not need to prime or sand your piece beforehand. This one of craft ideas for adults will really save you less steps.
Before starting, you will need to make preparation including finding chalk paint on the local store. If you make a survey in a store that sell chalk paint, you will think that this craft ideas for adults will spend you a lot of money as chalk paint costs double regular paint. For cheaper solution, you can make this formula to make you own chalk paint mixture with proper consistency. You will need to prepare these supplies including White Raisin Paint by Sherwin Williams at Lowes, Furniture wax, Plaster of Paris (powder), Water, Paint brush, Plastic container, Cloth, Vaseline, and Medium sandpaper (120 will be best works)
Chalk Paint Formula
The first thing to do to make craft ideas for adults is to paint black to the edges or anywhere you want to distress. You need to do this to make the distressed areas to show black and not brown. And then apply Vaseline over the black paint. This will help to come off the paint easily to show distress. Formula for the chalk paint is 4 Tb Plaster of Paris mixed with 2 Tb water in one container. Then add approximately 2 cups of paint (water based) in the other container. Add until the plaster of Paris mixture consistency is smooth and then mix it in with the paint. Add water if it’s still thick.
Applying Paint And Finishing
Continue your craft ideas for adults by applying the furniture with 2 coats of paint. Let it dry for about 2 hours between each coat. The next morning when the paint is completely dry, sand the edges lightly using 120 sandpaper. The Vaseline technique helps to wipe off the paint easily. You just need five minute to distress. Protect the piece with finishing wax by wiping a thin coat with clean cloth on the furniture. Wait about 30 minutes in soak and then wipe it off. It is done and now you have your chalk paint furniture in your home.