Good morning! Are you all loving the video tutorials I’m doing? No? Well too bad! muahahaha! 😉
Here is a new video tutorial I did on using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to paint a nightstand! The only thing I didn’t include in the video, is a supplies or materials list.
So I’m including that here!
Wood glue (I prefer Tightbond brand)
Large clamp (the width of the drawer)
Screwdriver (to remove screws from hardware and/or to secure structural issues, if necessary. p.s. Old wood will need to have pre-drilled holes before using a screw… the dry wood will crack if you don’t pre-drill!)
Wood filler (I prefer the Famowood brand found at WoodCraft… smoothest finish I’ve found!)
Spatula for spreading wood filler
120, 220, & 400 grit sandpaper
2″ paint brush (prefer Purdy brand)
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in color of your choice (I used Pure White in the video)
Zinsser Bulls Eye Clear Shellac (in case of bleed-through)
chip brush (to apply Shellac)
There are a few more supplies needed, but that will be included in the following video on waxing and distressing furniture!
Awesome tutorial, Rachel!
Question: Can you use chalk paint over milk paint?
Started a project using white milk paint over a very dark piece (bleed thru is not the problem), it’s just a much different chemical composition (thinner coverage, even when mixing-in less water) and doesn’t cover well, requiring a minimum of 4 coats (great for some projects, but not this one). I’ve heard chalk paint has better coverage and from seeing your demo, it appears so.
Becky! YES! Absolutely you can paint Chalk Paint over milk paint! They adhere beautifully together since they are both porous paints and the coverage of Chalk Paint is better also! I agree, milk paint sometimes requires lots of coats and is great for some projects, but not for others. That is why, while I love both paints, I determine the finished look I want and the specific piece, before I decide what paint to use! Thanks for the question!
Do you have a post that explains the difference between mill paint and chalk paint and which projects you use for each? I’m searching your site but it’d be faster if you just link me ?. And if you don’t have a post, could ya do one please? Thanks girl!
I have not done a post explaining the difference… 🙁 That might be a good part of a video I could do explaining my favorite paints and how I decide what I’m going to use! 🙂 Here is my favorite type of milk paint and videos sort of explaining how to use them… which once you see them you will notice the huge difference between it and Chalk Paint as demonstrated in my chalk paint video tutorial. http://www.missmustardseedsmilkpaint.com/in-case-you-missed-it-video-tutorials/
Thanks! You should do a video on it sometime. I’d love to hear your take on which you use for certain projects and why! 🙂
DEB HEZEL says
Could you, as a preventive step, shellac a piece that one can be pretty sure there will be bleed through?
Absolutely! I do this some times with mahogany pieces that I know will bleed.
Will u b doing more chalk paint tutes