we are so proud of Gerri (shown in this photo) ~ one of our special customers in Syracuse, NY.
She painted her burgundy leather cushion with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
Gerri painted a few thinned coats of the color Olive. We recommend that you apply your first coat- and allow 24 hours of wait time before you paint another coat.
Gerri thinned her paint slightly with water. (adding between about 20% water to whatever amount of Chalk Paint® you have)
Then- after her last coat of Chalk Paint® dried, she sanded the paint softly with some 400 grit sandpaper. In this step- make sure to be careful not to sand the edges or corners. Again- stay away from the edges so you do not accidentally wear thru the paint.
Once she polished the surface- the paint felt smooth and soft.
Lastly- she visited me at the Baldwinsville shop, and I helped her finish it off with an application of Annie’s clear wax. We used a lint free cotton rag to apply the wax. Basically- we gently rubbed it in and stopped when it felt smooth and almost dry to the touch. This was a super easy process and The wax sealed the paint and made it feel like the most luxurious leather coat you have ever felt.
Have you painted anything leather? If yes- please post a photo on our Facebook page and one of you will be selected to WIN a free gift from The Purple Painted Lady on Monday, December 29th, 2014.
The Purple Painted Lady (that’s me!) sells chalk paint® in three of her locations through out western NY and also- via her on-line store/website!
If you do not purchase through me…I hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you! We sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart which is the lowest price I can legally sell it for based on the contract to be a distributor. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) Link to Our On-Line Store HERE.
: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!
Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to customer service and what you should expect from us – click HERE.
Thanks so much!