Chalk Painting Tips for Beginners

These chalk painting tips for beginners prove that anyone can learn to paint!

* No prep or priming required * Doesn’t have to be perfect * Price of chalk paint – now more affordable! * Should you wax or not?  * Types of brushes to use * How to distress a piece the easy way

Quick Tips

Perhaps THE single most beneficial aspect of chalk painting furniture is that it requires almost no prep work and no priming.

The often imperfect brush strokes are ideal for messy painters!

If you are finishing the piece by distressing it with sandpaper, the irregular and imperfect surface helps that look.

If your piece is heavily worn consider sanding the piece before chalk painting.

Many new types of chalk paint are available on the market. Research to find the best one for your project.

There are different types of waxes as well, depending on your desired finished look.

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After pic of side table

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After pic of chest of drawers

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