A new look with chalk paint
Give dated furniture a new look for spring with Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint. The ultra matte chalk finish is easy to apply and looks stunning on any furniture.
The reason chalk paint is so popular is because it's easy to use and covers a myriad of imperfections. Chalk paint is ideal for secondhand furniture that needs some TLC, on dark wood furniture to give it a new look, and any piece of furniture that needs a modern update.
In this feature we transform three pieces of furniture that every home has with a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint. See how easy it is...
With its layers and layers of paint, sanding and stripping this cabinet would be a mission, but with chalk paint it's easy to give it a modern look.
The first step is to lightly sand the finish. You don't need to remove any paint - just lightly sand back until the paint looses its gloss.
Once you've sanded and wiped clean, use a quality paintbrush to apply two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint in your choice of colour. Let each coat dry before applying the next coat and then top off with Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat.
What would have taken days of preparation can be done in a couple of hours.
Dated Dining Chairs
Detailed chairs can be difficult and time-consuming to sand and that's when the beauty of chalk paint comes into play.
The chairs only need a light sanding all over before applying Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint.
If you want to give the chalk painted chairs a distressed finish, use a sanding sponge lightly over the edges until you achieve the desired effect. Finish off with Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat for a durable finish that's easy to wipe clean.
Re-upholstery the chair seats in a trendy fabric and your new chairs are ready for use.
Old-fashioned Coffee Tables
When you discover secondhand bargains, sometimes all these need are a bit of TLC.
Rust-Oleum Chalked paint is super-easy to apply and gives a stunning result and all that's needed is a little sanding beforehand.
Sometimes you may need to apply 2 or more coats to cover a dark surface.
It's also easy to apply added detail to your painted project. You can do distressing around the edges, add a decorative glaze, or apply a stencil design.
Whatever technique you decide to go with, finish off with a protective topcoat.