Can You Use Chalk Paint On Painted Kitchen Cabinets
You can use wax to seal the paint and make it more durable. Plus, depending on how well you buff the wax, you can create quite a nice sheen, which has a great silky feeling. Buy: Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan , $35 for 32 ounces at The Restored Home
As promised in my last post, I'm finally going to reveal my Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I thought it was about time since it's only been complete for at least 6 months now. But so much has transpired since then…it's been tough to get around to writing about it.
Painting your cabinets is a do-able project and one that offers great results. It took two quarts of Old White Chalk Paint® to do the outside of my doors. If you are doing the inside of the doors you will use double the amount. Each can covers about 150 square feet of coverage.
Paint the cupboards in your chosen Chalk Paint®. Here Annie is using Old Ochre. Use an Annie Sloan Flat Brush for a smooth finish. Leave to dry, before painting a second coat of Chalk Paint®. Once dry, wax the doors using Clear Chalk Paint® Wax and a Chalk Paint® Wax Brush. Remove any excess with a lint-free cloth.
I used a chalk-type paint again, and I painted right over the previously painted cabinets sealed with wax. I would recommend sanding and/or a coat (or two) of primer if you paint over cured wax. However, most likely you are not painting over wax and will not need a primer.
Chalk paint can be used to paint almost anything — walls, kitchen cabinets, metal, wood, and even fabric — 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 paint is that there isn't a huge learning curve or a lot of prep