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Technically, Annie Sloan’s chalk paint is the one true brand of chalk paint. After all, chalk paint was invented and trademarked by Annie Sloan. The famous Chalk Paint™ has transformed the furniture and decorative painting industry since its inception in the 1990s. This matte paint is popular for its ease of use, coverage, and adhesion. It is also great to …

Using Acrylic Paint on Furniture: Everything You Should Know

Acrylic paint is a water-based paint often used for art, but other purposes as well.  And while there are common types of paint for furniture such as latex paint and oil-based paint, acrylic paint is also popular.  In this post, you can learn everything you need to know about painting furniture with acrylic paint. Can You Paint Furniture With Acrylic …

How to Remove Citristrip Residue (Dried On): 6 Ways

Prepping the surface you’ll be painting an important part of the painting process. Cirtristrip is a highly effective way to remove old paint or stain.  However, one of the most unfortunate drawbacks of Citristrip is it can be difficult to clean off furniture. Once dried, Citristrip leaves a tough, hardened residue that can’t easily be removed with soap and water.  …

5 Excellent Clay-Based Paint Brands

If you’re looking for paint that doesn’t require much prep work and is durable enough not to require a top coat, then you might want to try clay-based paint. It’s a water-based paint similar to chalk paint in many ways. But unlike chalk paint, clay-based paint doesn’t rub off easily even without a top coat. Not only that, but clay …

How to Clean Brushes with Mineral Spirits

Clean-up is easy when you’re painting with water-based paint such as latex or chalk paint. You can conveniently wash off any remaining paint on your paintbrush with only water and soap. It’s one of the great qualities of water-based paint. With oil-based paint though, clean-up isn’t as convenient. You need more than just soap and water. Paint thinner or mineral …

How Long Does Chalk Paint Take to Dry

Understanding paints’ drying and curing time is key for knowing how long to wait before applying a second coat and a top coat. Chalk paint happens to have a relatively fast drying time, which is one of the reasons it’s popular among DIYers. But precisely how long does chalk paint take to dry? Continue reading to find out and learn …

How to Chalk Paint Over Stain

Chalk paint is a great medium for refinishing your furniture, as it adheres well with minimal prep. In some cases, it isn’t completely necessary to prime before applying chalk paint. But what if your old pieces have been previously stained? Will chalk paint still adhere to the surface? Fortunately, you can use chalk paint over stain after a bit of …

Can Primer Be Used As Paint?

Anyone who has painting experience knows how important primer is. And while primer isn’t 100% necessary for certain types of paint, it substantially improves the durability of your paint job and prevents bleed-through from the underlying surface. In many cases, it’s the sole factor that determines whether you’d end up with an amazing or botched paint job. But have you …

11 Best Clear Coats Over Latex Paint

Latex paint is one of the most dependable paints for painting wood. It’s water-based, easy to use, dries quickly, and is inexpensive. It also almost always comes in a wide range of colors. Another benefit of latex paint is it’s relatively durable. However, it’s certainly not as resilient as other paints such as oil-based paint. That being said, for maximum …

How to Keep Paint Brushes From Drying Out

Some would say that paintbrushes are just as important as the paint you’re using.  That’s why proper care for your paintbrushes is important. With proper care and maintenance, you can increase the longevity and performance of your brushes. Otherwise, you may find yourself constantly needing to buy new paintbrushes.  One way to take proper care of your brushes is to …