Chalked Paint FAQs

Chalked Paint FAQs

  • 6.

    When painting furniture, do I need to remove doors and hardware?

    Like any project, removing cabinet doors and all cabinet hardware is recommended for faster application. It will be easier to get a smooth finish on doors when coating them while removed and lying flat.
  • 7.

    Does Chalked paint apply in one coat for all surfaces?

    Chalked paint applies with one coat on most surfaces.  Some colours may take an extra coat to get full coverage(especially light colours). When applying a light colour over a dark surfaces, 1 – 2 additional coats may be required. You can apply up to 5 coats to any surface to get the desired look.

  • 8.

    Is a special brush required to apply Chalked paint?

    There is no special brush that is required for applying Chalked paint.  We recommend a high quality synthetic brush for best results.  A high quality foam brush can be used if desired.  If applying with a roller, use a high quality small foam roller.

  • 9.

    What is the best way to distress Chalked paint?

    The easiest way to distress Chalked paint is with a fine (220-240 grit) to medium (150-180 grit) sand paper or sponge. For best results, hold the sand paper with the tips of your fingers and sand the corners and edges of the piece to get the desired look.  The more you sand, the more the original finish will show through.  For rounded surfaces, wrap the sand paper around the surface and sand to achieve the desired look.
  • 10.

    If I want a more antiqued look, is there a product I can use?

    To get a more intense aged look, you can apply Cabinet Transformations® Dark Brown glaze to the painted surface.  Apply according to the directions on the can.