Devine Elegance Chalk Colour can be used to paint almost anything, kitchen cabinets, metal, wood, and even stone — but the most common use is to give new life to old furniture or to make newer pieces look old. The great thing about Chalk Colour is that there isn’t a huge amount of experience required or a lot of prep work. You can just dive right in.
With Devine Elegance Chalk Colour, you don’t need to strip anything off your furniture, which includes old paint or old finishes, but you do need to make sure that it’s clean and dry. Simple soapy water is the best option or I frequently use baby wipes if on hand .
Typically Devine Elegance Chalk Colour is applied with a brush. But a lot of our finishes are achieved with our Natural Sea Sponge. The beauty of using our Devine Elegance Chalk Colour. You don’t have to be careful to get your brush strokes even or going in the same direction, you can apply the paint liberally and you don’t have to make sure that coverage is even, brush marks can be part of the look, though easily sanded when dry. Generally , two coats are all that’s required.
Depending on the weather drying time can take between 20 minutes to an hour. On rainy wet days it may take longer.
A fine grit sand paper is all you need to use to smooth out your piece, or you can also use a sanding block. Just give your piece a light sand all over. Where and how much paint you sand off is strictly a personal preference. If you sand off too much, don’t worry. You can always go back and apply another coat of Chalk Colour. I like to sand edges and corners of my piece. The desired result is up to you. Wipe off the sanding dust with a damp cloth. Now you’re ready for the wax.
Chalk Colour is a very porous paint that requires a wax to seal the colour and keep water or other debris from getting in the finish. First, make sure that the paint is completely dry. Apply generously in small sections at a time. You can use a brush or soft cloth to apply the wax. Using a lint free rag to wipe off the excess wax as you go. Allow the wax to dry before buffing. This process can be as little as 10 – 20 minutes, but 2 hours or even overnight can sometimes be best. You can tell when the wax is dry when the surface no longer feels cool or damp to the touch. Once dry you can buff with a soft cotton cloth. Buffing lightly will produce a satin sheen. Dark wax The dark wax will give your piece an aged vintage look. Dark Wax work wonders when used in the crevices and detailing of your furniture to give it that aged appearance. The clear wax needs to be applied before using the dark wax, as the dark wax stains the paint. 1. Apply the dark Wax all over the area so the Dark Wax gets into all the crevices and texture of the painted surface. 2. Leave to absorb for a few minutes then wipe off the excess with a clean cloth.
Wash paint brushes with water. Wax brushes with spirits.