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 …

How to Make Calcium Carbonate Chalk Paint

There’s lots to love about chalk paint. It’s easy to work with, doesn’t require too much prep work, and can be cleaned up easily with just soap and water. The best part is it gives your furniture a gorgeous chalky matte appearance. But chalk paint typically costs more than the other paints, especially the brand-named ones (e.g. Annie Sloan). You’ll …

How to Thin Chalk Paint

Chalk paint has become the paint of choice for many DIY enthusiasts, including beginners, and experienced painters.  Although it’s easy to use, it’s certainly thicker than regular latex paint. Many prefer to thin it out, and for good reason too. By thinning your paint out, you can avoid dragging paint to ensure even brush strokes, and also get more bang …

7 Best Best White Paints for Furniture

White is a timeless color choice that complements practically any interior design. White furniture can look great in any room in your home, and it brightens up all living spaces.  However, not all white paints are good quality. Some white paint is prone to turning yellow over time and some products are not durable enough for furniture.  If you’re looking …

Acrylic vs Latex Paint for Furniture

When it comes to painting furniture, the choice of paint makes a big difference. Different types of paint have different characteristics.  For example, acrylic paint and latex paint may be similar in that they’re water-based paints, but they differ in terms of ingredients, durability, application, and more.  In this post, you’ll discover the key differences between acrylic vs latex paint …

Can You Varnish Over Chalk Paint

Chalk paint is popular for painting and upcycling furniture, and for good reason. It is great for creating a distressed, vintage look for your furniture pieces. Moreover, chalk paint adheres well to most surfaces whether they’re wood, metal, or plastic. However, although chalk paint adheres extremely well, it requires a top coat to make it durable. Most often, people use …