If the confinement has brought out the handyman that you carry inside, surely you have already done some of these DIY projects that we proposed to you. If now you are thinking about giving a new air to your terrace, balcony or patio, the chalk paint is what you were looking for. You can chalk your outdoor furniture with this paint and it will look like you just bought it. We teach you step by step.
1. YOU MUST CLEAN THE FURNITURE FIRST.
Although the good thing about chalk paint is that you do not need to treat the pieces before painting, what is necessary is a good cleaning, to remove accumulated dirt and dust. You can do it with Omniclean. Before using it you must dilute it in water. Clean the entire surface, then rinse with a damp cloth. Wait for it to dry before painting.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAINT.
Neus tells us that outdoor furniture “can be painted with both the Versante Matte and Satin Line of Authentic chalk paint since it has a solar filter and a special membrane for humidity.” However, he adds that if you use Satin or the surface of the furniture is shiny or plastic, it is necessary to give a primer coat before. “In this case Neus has used Authentic Versante Matte Olive Green.
3. PROTECT SURFACES AND FOLLOW AN ORDER.
Protect the floor with a bit of liner or newspaper before you start painting. Always start with the underside of the table and legs, and then paint the surface. For pieces like these, a table and a chair, you only need a brush (no rollers). Of steel and fibers you will get a perfect finish.
4. HOW MANY LAYERS DO I NEED?
Although the change is more than evident with one coat, Neus considers that, normally, with two coats of paint is sufficient. It is important that between layers, let them dry for about 4 hours in a dry and well ventilated place.
5. TO GIVE IT A NICE TOUCH.
If you want your furniture painted with Authentic Chalk Paint to have a pleasant touch and not sticky, you can treat them with its high-quality transparent wax, based on beeswax and carnauba. Easy to apply, it is specially designed to protect your furniture painted with this chalk paint. You will only have to apply a layer of wax, let it rest for 15 minutes and then remove the excess wax with a cotton cloth.
6. YOU ALREADY HAVE NEW OUTDOOR FURNITURE!
In just an hour and thanks to the chalk paint, your furniture will have gone from looking worn and discolored to looking new. Do you also encourage you to paint with Authentic Chalk Paint? On the Create Decorate and Recycle page you will find everything you need.