Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DIY Chalk Paint: An Outline of the Process

Hi readers!  So before I got started on my DIY chalk paint kitchen cabinets project, I made a list of materials I would need (see previous post) and a list of the steps.  I'm a list girl so this helped me out and therefore I'm sharing with you.  Most posts to come soon :)

Basic Steps to Chalk Painting My Kitchen Cabinets:

  1. Clean
    • Materials: odorless mineral spirits (not the green kind) and scrubber sponge
  2. Shellac
  3. Paint - 2 coats
  4. Clear wax - 1st coat and wait 24 hrs before 2nd coat
    • Materials: clear wax, paper plate, wax brush, plastic spoon, cloth)
  5. Dark wax
    • Materials: dark wax, paper plate, plastic spoon, brush, cloth)
    • I do this step immediately after clear wax coat #2
  6. Buff
    • Optional AS Buffing Brush or just a cloth and some elbow grease
    • Do this 24 hours after clear wax coat #2 and dark wax

Here's a few pics of my progress so far.  Waiting for all the cabinet knobs/pulls to arrive on Wednesday.

**Please ignore the messy counter.  I'm in the middle of painting with a 2 year old and a 6 month old

Waxing article to be published soon.  Happy Painting!



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