Unfinished piece of furniture (Like a bedside table, Aspelund, Natural)
3 colours of Kalkie Craft Chalk Paint
Small foam roller
Cheesecloth or Rag
- Cover an unfinished piece of furniture completely with an oil-based primer. Let dry.
- Apply the base coat of paint. Applying paint with a paintbrush gives your piece an aged look while using a foam roller creates a smoother finish. Let dry.
- Place the stencil in desired location, paint over it and use a damp rag to easily wipe extra paint off the base coat. Carefully remove the stencil.
- For the antique look, use our Dark Brown Chalk Paint. Mix with a little water. Stir thoroughly. Brush the mix generously across your piece. If you have a large piece of furniture, work in sections to avoid drying lines. Wipe the mix off right away using either a rag or cheesecloth. Cheesecloth gives you a smoother finish and a rag gives you a wiping effect. Continue applying and wiping it until you achieve your desired finish.
- Highlight all of the architectural features by taking the same Dark Brown and brushing it into the crevices of door or drawer fronts. Wipe off excess.
- To highlight the edges of your piece, take the brush with a little bit of Paint on the tip and running it along all of the edges at about a 45-degree angle, leaving a line.
- After your Paint dries, add a coat of Clear Gloss Kalkie Craft Sealer to protect the finish.