Have you ever found a great piece of furniture that needed a little TLC? One of the hot products on the market right now for DIY projects is chalk paint, which has gone from a niche specialty product to one that’s rapidly becoming more and more available at local paint and home improvement stores.
Now in stock at Inspirations Paint is Porter’s Paints Chalk Emulsion. It’s chalky, soft appearance covers easily and is the perfect choice for creating distressed and elegant effects on furniture pieces, picture frames, shelving and flea market finds.
Chalk paint is different from the chalkboard paint we’ve seen on the market for the past few years. It’s meant for furniture or cabinetry, and is meant to cut down on the time and effort necessary to complete a restoration project, while at the same time making the end product look like a professional paint job.
With chalk paint, it’s easy to create a bedroom or dining room set out of mismatched pieces that end up looking like they have always belonged together, simply by using the same shade of paint and using the same technique.
One of the advantages of chalk paint is that there is no sanding, stripping, or other physically intensive labor involved in the process – the chalk paint sticks well, even to enameled surfaces and fabrics. A small amount of paint goes a long way, and it rolls on thick, but smooth.
So many effects are possible - use one or two colours for distressing with sandpaper, or water it down a little or a lot for washed effects and for sealing, experiment with the Porter’s range of waxes for antiquing. Choose from two sizes, and comes in hundreds of colours from the Porter’s wonderful colour range.
Drop into your local Inspirations Paint CQ store and our staff will get you started on your next project – repaint your dining chairs, your bedside tables or your sideboard - once you start you can’t stop! If you wanted to get some expert tips and tricks, be sure to attend one of our in store Porter’s Paint ‘How To’ Classes happening next week: Emerald 15th March from 5:30pm, Rockhampton 15th March from 6pm and Yeppoon 17th March from 12pm. Go to our website to register.