Finishing Chalk Paint a New Way
I “discovered” a new way to seal chalk paint, instead of using wax or oil. Will I use this method every time? No, but sometimes the way you typically do things doesn’t work out… For example, this beautiful French chest over chest. Looks good doesn’t it?
Well after a coat of CeCe Caldwell’s clay and chalk paint in Pittsburgh Gray this is what it looked liked after it dried!!! WHAT! I had cleaned it really good what is this that is happening? It was EVERYWHERE too! I fooled around with a few options, but what I found that worked the best for me is Rustoleum’s matte clear spray, this stuff works like a charm for sealing wood so stains don’t show through. In the end it helped even out the paint finish so you didn’t see any of the crap “imperfections”.
I also had this pretty Dixie nightstand, while this is not a matching set to the chest the lines are similar enough that the pieces look great together.
Here they are after a couple of coats of the Pittsburg Gray and sealed with the Rustoleum Matte Clear spray. I used about 2 1/2 cans of the spray and applied 3 coats to both pieces.
All of those weird spots just disappeared and the final finish is super smooth too.
I cleaned up all of the original hardware and sprayed it with Krylon Gold, my favorite gold spray paint, I just love the way the handles pop against the dark grey background.
A pretty close up…
I’m very happy with the final results!
I took this set to Orange this morning and while I was there I snatched up this awesome “Richmond” lumbar pillow for my office chair.
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Posted on June 26, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged CeCe Caldwell Pittsburgh Gray, CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, Clear Matte spray, Gray painted chest, Gray painted dresser, Gray painted nightstand, how to refinish furniture, painting furniture, Refinishing vintage furniture, Vintage furniture. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.