Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan has so many uses from revitalizig your childhood furniture, painting ugly bathroom vanities and kitchen cabinets – to that dark paneling you inheritated when you bought your home.
Check out what Becke accomplished in her dark, cave of a laundry room with a little help from Annie Sloan!
Becke applied two coats of the color Old White.
Here is what Becke thought about the process:
Ideally – thin your Chalk Paint® with a little water. Maybe add about 20% water to the amount you are using.
Use a foam roller to apply. As you prcess from one side of the wall to the other, use a paint brush to get in the grooves of the paneling. Then, immediately- roll your sponge roller vertically over the seams, to remove any brush storkes and to create a uniform finish.
Once done painting and the wall is totally dry- apply a coat of the clear wax per normal instruction. I would apply with a soft, lint free rag versus a brush.
Here are some additional tips regarding painting paneling.
1. Consider applying your first coat of Chalk Paint® that was thinned with water, and once dry- WAIT 24 hours before applying your second coat. During this time, don’t try to take your thumb nail and do a scratch test because guess what? You will probably be succesful! Let the paint have time time to do the chemistry that is built in it- and that is the time to really bear down and grip. I promise- if you respect this “curing” process (and this applies to ANY paint products you are using) – you will be very happy in the end.
2. Some paneling is quite old and the factory finish has worn over time, OR – there was not real finish to begin with.
IF -after the first coat of Chalk Paint®, you see bleeding of wood stain or wood tannins (and remember, there is a difference between “bleeding” versus you not applying a thorough coat of paint and seeing the paneling beneath) – reference THIS POST ABOUT USING SHELLAC.
3. When painting, stay within the lines of the paneling. Be strategic and “clean” in the sections that you paint. I have seen some people and while they are painting a wall- they start in one spot and then move somewhere over on the other side of the wall, then they move to a whole new section and soon- there only spots painted.
Don’t do that.
Always start painting on one side of the wall, and process across it working off your wet edge.
4. If you start a wall- plan on having enough time to finish the WHOLE WALL. Never stop for the day on a wall that is partially complete. This applies to ANY paint products you use and also- if you are painting furniture. Always finish the whole side or top that you start before quiting for the day.
Available Chalk Paint® colors:
Annie Sloan has 32 beautiful colors to choose from for a project like this. See a list of painted sample boards in all her colors HERE.
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