Chalk paint lacks a sealer that most paint has and, therefore, requires a wax to seal the color and keep water or other debris from getting in the finish. First, make sure that the paint is completely dry.
Here's how I approached my chalk paint dining room table makeover-First I made a plan! I knew that the top would need to be sanded down to make it nice and smooth for a new finish. I wanted a dark top and white legs so I went with a stain/polyurethane blend for the top and white chalk paint for the legs and chairs.
Easy, affordable DIY tutorial that shows you how to use Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint and a little distressing to update a dated, wooden dining table. Product links are below. If you have any
The buffet table received 2 coats of chalk paint and no primer was applied beforehand. The top was lightly sanded afterwards with a fine grit sanding sponge. If you are new to using chalk paint then I recommmed reading my tutorial about chalk paint for beginners .
I used Rustoleum Chalked chalk paint on this pale blue chalk painted cabinet but opted not to apply the topcoat because this piece is more decorative and doesn't get daily use; however, I'm planning to go back and brush on the top coat to just the top of the piece, where I place decorative items. The top coat will protect it from scratches.
A base coat of primer is not required when applying General Finishes Chalk Style Paint. However, 2 coats of General Finishes Stain Blocker may be necessary for the following circumstances, especially when using WHITE OR LIGHT-COLORED PAINT.. Raw Wood Tannin Bleed-Through is unpredictable; yellowing can appear immediately or months later with seasonal temperature changes.