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How to Distress Furniture with Chalk Paint – Annie shows you how to create a two-color suffering using your signature technique and two colors from the Paint ® Chalk Palette!
- Choose two colors from the Paint ® Chalk palette. Here Annie selected Giverny and Blue Aubusson. Annie began applying her first Color ® chalk painting at Giverny, using a Paint ® chalk brush to create texture.
- Once the base color is dry, use a Paint ® chalk brush to apply the second color. Annie used the Aubusson blue and avoided the painting which too thick, as thicker is painted, the harder the sand is back later.
- Once dry, add a layer of Paint ® clear crayons. Annie used a Paint ® chalk Wax brush that makes it easy to get into the whole sculpture. Remove excess wax with a lint-free cloth.
- Once the wax is dry to the touch, but it has not hardened, you can start sanding. Using Annie Sloan’s sandpaper pads, Annie removed the top coat of paint to reveal the color below. Start with a thick pad and go down to medium and then fine, depending on the furniture you are painting and how distressed you want your paint job.
- Finally, apply a clear Paint ® chalk Wax varnish, this will seal and protect this piece.