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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chalk + Wax

Hi there,

I tried the wax!  This time it worked.  I have the dark wax that I ordered with the Chalk Paint. 

My first attempt was awful.

This time I mixed the wax with some Mineral Sprits.  It formed a stain like consistency.  I brushed it on and used a paper towel to rub it a bit.

I am still playing with it, but am hopeful that I have found my new finish coat.

Wax is supposed to be a harder finish, so I really want to make it work!

I picked this little stool up for a song at a church rummage sale this morning.

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Look at the very old sifters on top.  They are pretty cool.  And, yes, there is crap all over my garage.  Moving on…

Using the Old White Chalk Paint, I applied one coat.  I did have to hit it again in certain areas.

Did I mention this stuff dries FAST!

Here she is with a light wax.

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Of course I sanded it to give it a distressed finish.

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The whole project took about an 1 1/2 to complete.  Start to finish.  That includes drying time.

We are off to a soccer tournament, so I am hoping to hit some garage sales in a new area between the 4 games on Saturday and 3 (maybe 4) on Sunday.

Have a great weekend.




Cathy said...

that's it. i'm ordering some of annie's paint! that stool is beautiful now!

Custom Comforts said...

Do you like working with the chalk paint? Do you think it is worth the extra money? Regular paint is getting more pricey every day. I got a gallon of Benjamin Moore's Dove White on Saturday and it was $58 a gallon (and that was the contractor's price).

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