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Although Chalk Paint can be used for making chalk boards, so the distinction gets a little fuzzy.
Chalkboard paint, on the other hand, is used for making chalkboards. Now let me be very clear here. I know that there are a lot of people who will read this post who are diehard fans of Chalk Paint. So here are my reasons: I had seen pieces painted with Chalk Paint online for probably a full year before I ever saw any of them in person.
Online, they looked amazing. Sometimes I wonder what Rachel Ashwell thinks of some of the things being called Shabby Chic these days. A little tiny bit of distressing is fine for me and I do mean tiny…as in, just on the very raised parts where natural wear would occur, and even then, just a very small amount of distressingand this is a look I can very easily achieve with latex paint.
We all have our own personal taste. This is not my taste at all. And I get that by sanding, priming, sanding, and the painting with latex or oil-based paint with paint conditioner added. And speaking of sanding… 3. Sanding also helps to minimize wood grain!! This is especially important with wood like old oak, where the wood grain tends to become more pronounced over time.
Sanding also reveals areas where I might need to add some caulk or wood filler to get a smooth painted surface. The bottom line is that I enjoy the prep work and the sanding, because I now that my finished product will only be as good as the prep work I put into it.
And priming is part of this process for me. And painting over a super smooth surface like that using paint with paint conditioner I use Floetrol for latex and Penetrol for oil-based paints added will ensure that I get the best possible outcome — as close to a sprayed finish as possible using a paint brush.
I just simply would never, ever skip these steps just to save a few hours of time. You can visit The Purple Painted Lady to learn more about when you should prep your piece with shellac before painting with Chalk Paint.
The Durability I actually have used Chalk Paint once. I started painting a desk with it. And when I realized that it would have taken at least three, but probably four coats of paint to get the color consistent, I gave up.
I ended up sanding everything down a bit just to get rid of the brush strokes and there were visible brush strokes everywhere! My desk sat there half painted for about a month, so the Chalk Paint had plenty of time to cure.
Before I sanded it down to repaint, I wanted to test the amazing durability I had heard so much about, so I ran my fingernail over the top of the desk with a moderate amount of pressure. The paint scratched right off! There was nothing amazing about the durability that I could see.
I fail to see the difference in the amount of work required there. One difference — you can start and finish and entire piece with latex paint one coat of primer, two coats of paint, all in one day.
Without the wax, Chalk Paint produced the flattest paint finish possible. And flat paints are generally the most absorbent. I had someone write to me not too long ago and ask for my advice. Her daughter dropped her juice cup close to the piece, and some juice splattered onto the piece and just absorbed right into the paint.
So there you have it, folks! Now when someone asks me, I can just give them this link. I love that we all have our own personal taste and style, and that something that appeals to you might not appeal to me, and vice versa.
I just simply wanted to explain why I have chosen not to use it, and to stick with products that I do love. Can we still be friends?Chalking the Door: An Epiphany House Blessing We invite you to adopt this custom in your family. The family gathers to ask God’s blessing on their home and on those who live in or visit the home.
It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows. umbrella - tiny ice cream raindrops over painted table display of crepes etc.
Words on windows window writing; liquid chalk inspiration See more. from Dwell. Winkel in Breda, NL. Window writing & drawings See more.
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Write with blessed chalk above the door like so: 20 + G + M + B + 12 O Lord, almighty God, bless this house that it may become a shelter of health, chastity, self-conquest, humility.
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May 27, · EDITED 11/24/ I wrote this post well over a year ago and still get weekly emails asking me questions about my process. I want to say here that ALL I know about painting with chalk paint and waxing is here in this skybox2008.com: cottage instincts. I’m continually asked why I don’t use Chalk Paint, so I thought I’d just put all the info in a post. That way, when I’m asked, I can just give people this link. Chalk Markers by Fantastic ChalkTastic Best for Kids Art, Chalkboard Labels, Menu Board Bistro Boards, 8 Glass Window Markers, non-toxic Erasable Liquid Pens Chisel or Fine Tip, Neon Colors plus White.
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