Chalk Paint - Techniques to Create a Distressed and Vintage look

HOW TO APPLY

Everyone who uses Chalk Paint Spray quickly develops their own favourite techniques to create stunning, beautiful, vintage effects.As a general guideline, you always need to make sure the object is clean, dry and free of dirt & grease.  Spray from a distance of about 25cm in thin, quick layers, first horizontally and then vertically.  This will give you a perfectly uniform finish and avoids drips.  A single coat will create a fabulous matt, soft & velvety finish.

20161020_173448TECHNIQUES TO CREATE A DISTRESSED & VINTAGE LOOK

There are lots of tips and techniques but we always encourage people to experiment and use their imagination.

SANDING

Spray the object in question.  You can use just one colour or you can blend different colours.  Leave for about 20 minutes and then gently rub with a damp cloth to remove any dust particles.  With a fine sandpaper, rub the edges, corners and details to reveal the original colour, creating a worn and distressed affect.

RUBBING

After spraying, before the paint has dried, with your fingers or palm, immediately rub the areas you want to create the appearance of wear.  The paint is water-based so safe to touch but you may still want to wear protective gloves or use a damp cloth.  You can also paint a base colour and leave to completely dry before applying the top coat and rubbing to reveal the base colour in the worn areas.

SMEARING

Another way of creating a vintage effect is to spray the object with the main colour and then stain the edges and details with another colour by smearing the paint over the original colour with your fingers.

PROTECTING YOUR FINISHED WORK

Chalk paint is naturally prone to wear and scratching so to protect your finished work you can apply a coat of Pinty Plus Clear Matt Varnish.  This varnish is water-based and will be dry in about 15 minutes.

PRIMING BEFOREHAND

For outdoor objects or materials which don’t take paint well such as certain plastics of stainless steel, we recommend priming with Pinty Plus Universal Primer to help with the paint adhesion.

Brands

In conjunction with our Arc manufactured products we also distribute Cromar roofing products, Genesis tile trims & accessories, Wepos professional cleaners, Gorilla glues and tapes, Sigma tile cutters and Qualtz tile maintenance products

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