Something Old Becomes Something New With Chalk Finish Paint

March 31, 2015

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Chalk finish paints are a growing trend in home decor. The beautiful soft finish easily compliments almost any style, and the forgiving nature of the paint itself is practical for even the most inexperienced DIY-er. Chalk paint makes it easy to take something old and create a beautiful new piece of furniture for your home. Older pieces of furniture are often built from higher quality components than you can find on the market today, so even if it’s been roughed up, you can breathe new life into it and create a piece you’re proud to display. You can even use chalk paint on old doors, you can even use them on garage doors, though it would need to thoroughly cleaned to help the paint adhere. You would also need to be careful and not paint the mechanisms or else you would find yourself with a stuck door and needing to call a service like to get it unstuck. The same goes for any table furniture that unfolds or has drawers, don’t paint over those screws or hinges. It’s just one of those things to keep in mind when you’re going on a home improvement rampage.
Brand name chalk finish paints can be pricey, but I found a cheaper alternative. I’m going to share my recipe for mixing your own chalk finish paint, and my experience taking a heavily worn old table and making a beautiful new dining table for our home.

homemade chalk finish paint

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