How to Use Chalk Paint
The great thing about chalk paint is that you don’t have to sand or prime your surface before you apply the paint. Here are some of the recommended supplies you’ll want to get started.
2-in-1 Round Chalk and Wax Brush — This style of brush is intended to work with chalk or wax paint. The bristles are made of boar hair that can stand up to the viscosity of the substances in large quantities. Unlike conventional paintbrushes, these tools have a flat top and work well with stencils.
Conventional Paint Brushes — For smaller projects and detail work, you’ll want to have a set of detail brushes available. Both round and flat-sized brushes will allow you to have great control and precision over what you’re painting.
Sanding Pads — This pack of 18 color-coded sanding pads ranges from 1500 to 12,000 grit. They can be used in distressing finishes in a myriad of ways.
Annie Sloan has created a series of video tutorials that showcase the many ways you can use chalk paint.
Creating a Two-Color Distress
Creating an Aged Look Using Dark Chalk Paint Wax
Creating Random Patterns Using Chalk Paint
How to Use the Color Wheel to Mix Chalk Paint