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We get asked all the time how to use a chalk paint to repaint things. Please refer to the sections below to read about what we do and what we recommend you do...

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1. How to use a chalk paint to get professional results...

For the best results, ensure the surface is clean and dry. Stir or shake the can well before use. Apply two coats (some light colours and white may need an additional coat), with a paint brush or roller. Do not overspread the paint, you are aiming for a fairly thick and even application. 

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2. How to repaint an already painted chest of drawers...

This is a 1930’s oak chest of drawers that has been painted in gloss paint and has had different handles put on it sometime between the 50’s and 70’s. The plan was to repaint it and give it a classic aged feel in muted taupe tones (as shown with the finished article on the right hand photo), and try to add some detail to make its appearance less boxy.

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3. How to paint a wooden piece of furniture from scratch...

How to paint a piece of furniture from scratch is probably the question I get asked the most. In my painting career I have used many different brands of paint and now without exception the process I will describe here is what I do.

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