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Americana Decor 16 oz. Yesteryear Chalky Finish

$15.98 /each
  • No primer required
  • Easy to clean
  • Ultra matte sheen

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Achieving a vintage, time-worn look is simple if you start with the right paint.  With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, creating beautiful home decor and furniture pieces does not require skills or hours of training.  Make store-bought pieces or flea market finds look like they came from a European estate sale or a French countryside cottage by using Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.

  • Ultra-matte sheen that can be quickly customized with different waxes or varnishes that delivers a smooth, soft finish every time
  • 1-coat coverage over most sealed surfaces and base colors - one can covers up to 120 sq. ft.
  • Cleans easily with soap and water
  • No need to use primer - reliable adhesion to most surfaces without sanding or using a layer of primer
  • Final packaging may vary
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  • Chalky finish is also available in the following colors

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  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Before I buy, I read that I do not have to sand or prime? I'd like to redo a dresser into a kitchen island.

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You do not have to prime but I highly recommend sanding. It's not necessary but it's easy and a good safety measure. For one thing, it allows the chalk paint to grip better. Secondly, it removes and loose particles/finish from the surface to be painted.
I still prime in some cases. When doing kitchen cabinets I always start with a shellac based primer. Chalk paint will stick without primer. With Read More
You do not have to prime but I highly recommend sanding. It's not necessary but it's easy and a good safety measure. For one thing, it allows the chalk paint to grip better. Secondly, it removes and loose particles/finish from the surface to be painted.
I still prime in some cases. When doing kitchen cabinets I always start with a shellac based primer. Chalk paint will stick without primer. With primer, it will stick and last forever as well as take a beating. Read Less
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You do not need to sand or prime before using this product for that application.
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Can this be used on fabric?

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Does this work as good on fabric as Annie Sloan paint?
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February 14, 2016
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Yes, if you use a fabric medium think plus must poly seAL them. stencils are great for this process in general from what I've read. Do a search online. I do know people paint everything with chalk paint. I've seen cheap drop cloths turned into over thousand dollar rugs and cutains too.
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August 31, 2015
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No, this finish is not suitable for fabric.
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Can I paint the outside (not enameled) of a claw foot tub with this paint?

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Yes, you can.
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Is chalk paint suitable for kitchen cabinets?

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I would like to paint my kitchen cabinets. Is this paint durable enough to use for this project?
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Unfortunately, the answer is "maybe". In most cases it is suitable but I've witnessed many success and failures when painting kitchen cabinets. The benefit of chalk paint is that you can paint on almost any surface - wood, laminate, formica, etc... But, the success of the project depends on the state of the current finish. In most cases, you can sand your cabinets (rough them up for adhesion purposes) Read More
Unfortunately, the answer is "maybe". In most cases it is suitable but I've witnessed many success and failures when painting kitchen cabinets. The benefit of chalk paint is that you can paint on almost any surface - wood, laminate, formica, etc... But, the success of the project depends on the state of the current finish. In most cases, you can sand your cabinets (rough them up for adhesion purposes) and clean with TSP (before sure to clean off the TSP) and then paint/wax. This is suitable for most applications but there are extra steps to prevent having problems down the road. I just finished painting cabinets for a friend whose chalk paint job began failing after a year.
If you have wood stained cabinets I suggest going the extra mile and priming them with a suitable gripping primer for slick surfaces. I use BIN by Zinnser which is a shellac based (white tinted) primer. The stuff is amazing. Do not use a water based latex. Oil based is suitable but I prefer BIN and it's worth the extra cost. It cleans up well with ammonia although stains can be cleaned up immediately with soap and water. It sands beautifully. It lays down and ultra smooth finish and is meant to stick to glossy surfaces. It is very thin and dries quickly. It is very running due to being thin so be sure you don't overdo it or you will have drips. Also, don't overwork it or overlap strokes much because it dries within minutes. Sand in between coats. If you have any imperfections after priming (i.e. drips on surface) just sand them down. BIN yields a perfect base layer than the chalk paint can easily stick to and helps ensure a long lasting paint job. FYI - don't use an expensive brush when using BIN. Also, wrap it in clear-wrap in between coats to prevent it from drying. Store it in the refrigerator overnight if you plan to re-use it the next day..
Most importantly, the first step is to sand your cabinets so the paint and primer can get a better grip. I start with some 60 grit sand paper then some 100 - 150 and finally some 280 grit to smooth.
When painting with chalk paint, decide if you want to brush or roll. If you prefer a smoother finish then use a foam roller. It takes a little while for a roller to become saturated with paint so don't be discouraged at first. If you want texture then use a brush. Lightly said between coats - I use 320 grit sandpaper and 0000 steel wool. Allow each coat to dry completely. Buff the final coat with some 0000 steel wool (final finish wool). Buffing gives it that semi-gloss style sheen. Next, distress. You can sand the edges, use dark wax or do a color wash. Finally, wax your cabinets or apply a coat of poly. I don't like to use poly since it yellows over time. I use dark and clear wax. Also put a coat of clear wax on before dark wax, otherwise the dark wax will make your cabinets appear 'dirty'.
Some think it's overkill but going the extra mile will make it last. I've seen several quick paint jobs fail after one year. My cabinets were painted 4 years ago and still look new. I have an 8 month old that is constantly testing the durability of the paint job and it has passed with flying colors. Read Less
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paint was to thick This was the first time I've used chalk paint and it was so thick and hard to paint with. I had chucks of paint on my table. Next time I'll try to make my own or order off line. June 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very satisfied First time using chalk paint. Painted a 15 year old dresser and night stand; went from blonde wood to Yesteryear and Everlasting. I'm very satisfied with the finished product. The lighting in my bedroom, where the work was done, was not the best. Be sure you are in a well lit room as your second coat needs to cover completely. Mine is a little thin in places but I suppose that will give it character. Also, the top of the dresser has two coats, I might go ahead and do a third just for protection. 24-hours after painting, it scraped very easily. Not happy with that part. If using the Everlasting (white) you may want 3 coats if you do not want your original wood to peek through. The wax is a nice touch after. Gives just a little sheen to the wood. Give it time to dry properly and be sure you've applied evenly before buffing. I used the brush to apply and an old cotton diaper to buff. Did a great job with very little elbow grease. Purchased two containers of the gray, one of the white and have enough left over to do a 4th piece. Very good value for the money I spent; less than $100 including brushes, rollers etc. I'm happy! April 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gorgeous finish This paint is easy to apply and a snap to clean up. It went onto my antique high chair like silk. The Creme wax gives it a lovely luster. October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful colors. Great price. Excellent paint for furniture! Love this paint! Has a very professional finish especially when sealed with wax. No sanding or priming needed and NO smelly fumes. January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Chalk paint! I ordered the Yesteryear color which is a beautiful light gray blue color. I was painting a mirror frame which was originally painted in black ... needed only one coat of the Americana Décor chalk paint, and the one coat provided full coverage. Once the paint was dryed (within a half hour) I applied the clear wax with a brush and then rubbed the wax onto the frame with a piece of cotton fabric and voila! beautiful mirror frame that looks like new! Very happy with the product. Excellent Value ... Paint goes a long way!!! Review the 'how to video' for tips and instructions, excellent source! February 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deco art Americana I bought this to paint a dresser and I was surprised that the little can covered all of it and I had left over to paint a coffee table. It went on great gave me the look I want and it's cheaper then Annie Sloan paint. This is the only paint I will be using from now on to paint furniture. February 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great coverage on an antique side table I've only used this product once and was happy with the coverage on an old table, one coat and it was done. Can't wait to use again. April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Loved the results Easy to apply, product goes a long ways. Painted a small armoire , small table, picture frame and still have paint left. Totally changed look of the piece. Love it! March 18, 2014
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