The paint applied great over very lightly sanded wood. Two coats provided even coverage and then ...
December 18, 2018
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The paint applied great over very lightly sanded wood. Two coats provided even coverage and then I used the whitewash wax to give it a more distressed, less even look. The paint color was a great match with the color sample.
Review of the Chalk paint by Behr
This is my second chalk paint that I have used. The first was to paint an entire kitchen cabinets. Approximately 20 feet in length. That was another popular brand (AS). Chalk paint has really taken off because its east to use and you can get a lot of different colors. It also very forgiving when you make an error. You can use water and a towel if you want to remove it. Most times you will need to apply 2 coats of paint. The surface doesn’t need extra prepping. The surface needs to be clean. If you’re repainting an item and you have chips or missing paint those would need to be feathered using sanding.
Chalk paint by Behr comes at the perfect viscosity to apply nice even coats that are easy to control with a poly brush. I used a 1 inch wide cut in brush to apply the paint. I seem to always find a spot that needs to a little more paint. The nice thing with chalk paint wait till it dries and do the little spot without it affecting the adjacent areas. If it covers too much use a damp towel to blend it in. Now if you have the paint on and you like it, it time to apply the wax coating. This is the sealer that keeps the paints from running if it get wet.
There are a different techniques to using chalk paint. You can use a chalk paint brush that is more like pressing the paint on to the surface. The brush has a round head of bristles’ like horse hair. This gives you the ability to get into deep angles. The other brush is a polyester. I used both foam brush to apply the wax on flat surfaces like a plain picture frame. On the rounded items a small round brush was able to get in to those crevices. You can use a black wax that gives the item a dark antique appearance. It is really used as a shading not a total black wax.
Fun and easy to use. Very competitively priced (almost 50% less than the other
Dries Quickly, Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Even Application, Good Coverage, Looks Great
First, shoutout to Brenda in the Saltillo, MS paint department! She’s awesome! Its been my experience to always use primer when painting over dark any dark surface. After a light sanding, I did three coats of primer and two of paint - so glad I Primed. The old varnish and years of furniture polish bled through the first two coats of primer. Had i put the chalk paint directly on the veneeer, it would have been awful. I used Trellis Grey for the shell and a medium blue for the drawer fronts.
The paint was great and provided good coverage on the first coat and great coverage on the second...
October 10, 2018
The paint was great and provided good coverage on the first coat and great coverage on the second coat. I'm using this paint on a project but decided to test it on a untreated pine 2x6. I figured I would definitely have to but 2 coats because I did not do any pre treating of the wood but the first coat had really good coverage. It even did a pretty good job covering up the knots in the wood. I definitely like this paint, i think it does a great job and is super easy to apply in an even coat. I also got the wax that you can put on it, i used it but didn't see much of a difference. Still I would recommend this chalk finish paint if you are looking for chalk paint.
Dries Quickly, Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Even Application, Good Coverage, Good Protection, Looks Great
I painted a brown leather chair gray and it looks great! I did paint two coats and I thinned the paint out with a little water to keep it from cracking on my leather. I'm VERY satisfied and can't wait start some other projects!
I got the classic noir paint which is their black paint. After it was mixed at HD the associate swatched it on the top of the can. The color matched my expectations. When I got home to do it, I shook the can and stirred with a stir stick prior to applying the paint. The paint was straight up DARK GRAY. I decided to roll with it, let it dry, and applied Behr’s clear wax. The wax is awful. Don’t recommend. It left a bunch of white Marks when it dried. I ended up sanding it down repainting and using Valspar’s seal. When I applied the seal the paint turned from gray to black. An annotation about that fun fact been would’ve been helpful. The paint itself was also very thin in comparison to the Rust-Oleum premixed chalk paints which are more full coverage.