REPURPOSE YOUR FURNITURE WITH CHALK PAINT Do you have a tired piece of furniture that you absolutely love but can’t bare to part with? Follow these easy DIY steps and spruce up your favourite piece with Chalk Paint! STEP 1STEP 2STEP 3STEP 4STEP 5STEP 6STEP 1 1. PREPARE Remove fixtures and fittings. Take out any drawers and paint them individually. Sand existing coating with medium grit sandpaper to improve adhesion of chalk paint. STEP 2 2. CLEAN Clean with Metho to remove any dust or surface contamination; such as furniture polish, oil, wax or grease. STEP 3 3. REPAIR Repair, fill and lightly sand and damaged areas. Conduct an adhesion test. In a discrete area, use a snap blade to cut a cross in the paint, then place masking tape over the cut and rip tape off. If there is paint on the tape, you need to sand a little more. STEP 4 4. PAINT Apply Base Coat using a high quality synthetic brush. For furniture with lots of detail, small or angled paint brushes are useful for reaching into moulding and cutout areas. Apply the paint evenly, keeping brush strokes in the same direction for a smoother finish. Allow 2 hours to dry. STEP 5 5. SAND For a shabby chic look, lightly spot sand some of the edges and details, creating a distressed, vintage feel. STEP 6 6. PROTECT For a durable, protective finish apply a matte clear topcoat or wax coating.