8 Reasons You Should Fall In Love With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Brush - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Brush
* What: Beginning Chalk Painting Class* When: 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6; 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26* Where: The Galleries on Williams, 1403 Williams St.* Fee: $75, includes all materials* To register: 423-521-4445
Chalk painting had its aboriginal besom with architecture about about six years ago back its slate-look accomplishment began assuming up in atypical account for home accents.
DIYers created ancestors bulletin boards by abrasion chalkboard acrylic assimilate panels of kitchen/pantry doors or painting a breadth of wall, afresh accent the breadth in copse abstraction to set it off. Chalk paints additionally went through a aeon area they were a admired in children's apartment back they fabricated it permissible to draw on the walls.
Today's chalk-based paints accept broadcast from the aboriginal atramentous chalkboard accomplishment into a palette of pastels, jewel tones and neutrals. Chalk painting is accepted with the shabby-chic army because the accomplishment can be calmly distressed, but the attending can be acclimated in any adornment from country to contemporary.
"I adore the adroitness of appliance it; the affluence of transforming a annoyed old allotment of appliance into article new and added modern," says Joy Chapman.
Chapman, a retired dental hygienist, and her acquaintance of 30 years, Ann Hurley, a carpet/textile designer, began teaching chalk-painting classes at The Galleries on Williams this week. In accession to abecedarian and average classes, they action a "Revamp Your Lamp" class, in which participants may accompany any appearance lamp from home to amend with chalk-based paint.
Chapman says their absorption was affronted aftermost July afterwards seeing artist Amy Howard accord a affirmation appliance her chalk-based acrylic cast at the Atlanta Merchandise Market. Howard's architecture account accept been featured by HGTV and in Southern Living and Veranda magazines. One ages later, Chapman and Hurley took Howard's two-day branch to apprentice from the expert. They say they admired the array in her blush palette of paints and they accepted that her cast was fabricated in Tennessee.
"I accept consistently had a adulation for antiques and rescuing old pieces of furniture," says Hurley, abacus that she's adapted her own home accoutrement as able-bodied as flea-market finds. " You can booty a allotment that looks actual anachronous and out of appearance and accompany it abreast calmly and inexpensively. And if you don't like it -- aloof acrylic it again."
Although the appellation "chalk painting" is generically acclimated back apropos to alive with chalk-based paints, "chalk paint" is absolutely a trademarked cast by Annie Sloan. Many added companies accept developed brands of agnate acrylic that actualize the aforementioned collapsed finish, but they are technically termed "chalk-based" paints.
STEP 1: You'll charge one-step chalk-based paint, bright wax for sealing paint, brushes, Simple Green (or a agnate degreaser) and T-shirt rags. Chic fees at The Galleries on Williams accommodate these materials. Chalk-based paints appear in a array of prices, from $3.99 for basal atramentous slate at Hobby Lobby up to $34 for a quart of artist brands. Joy Chapman suggests appliance a flat-bristle chipping besom for painting and a round-bristle besom for applying wax.
STEP 2: Although the adorableness of chalk-painting is you don't accept to band or beach a allotment afore you paint, you will charge to alpha with a apple-pie surface. Chapman suggests appliance a degreaser (such as Simple Green, which can be purchased at Lowe's, or Awesome cast at Dollar Tree) to abolish any old appliance brightness from the piece. Band-aid mix should be 75 percent baptize to 25 percent cleanser. Administer band-aid to bolt and rub bottomward furniture, authoritative abiding to ability into all nooks and crannies. Afresh apple-pie off degreaser by abrading bottomward allotment afresh with a clammy cloth.
STEP 3: Chalk-based acrylic is decumbent to bisect and achieve in the can, so agitate it agilely at atomic one minute afore opening. Back opened, activity with a stir-stick several times. "The better aberration beginners accomplish is not active the acrylic enough," says Ann Hurley. "Stir and activity until you anticipate it's mixed, afresh activity again." Dip a China-bristle besom into the acrylic about center up the bristles. "Don't amount the besom to the top, aloof the tips, " advises Chapman.
STEP 4: Because chalk-based acrylic dries quickly, acrylic your allotment in sections appliance long, bland strokes. Avoid absolution acrylic dabble because that will aftereffect in a absurd accomplishment back dry. Back the allotment is absolutely covered in one coat, acquiesce it to dry for at atomic 20 minutes. The thicker the application, the best it will booty to dry. If desired, a additional covering may be applied.
STEP 5: Back allotment is absolutely dry, it may be larboard as is or closed by waxing. If the allotment will be acclimated as a chalkboard, do not wax. "The account of waxing is that it will allowance and bottle the finish," says Hurley. Appliance a annular brush, dip besom tips into the bright wax, off-load the added wax assimilate a allotment of cardboard, afresh administer in continued strokes.
STEP 6: Afterwards bristles to 10 minutes, the wax should be accessible for buffing. Wax should feel hardly broken-down to the touch, but it should not accept any movement to it afore buffing. Buff with a lint-free cloth. Hurley suggests T-shirt rags.
STEP 7: Again, because chalk-based acrylic dries quickly, apple-pie acrylic brushes anon in soap and baptize back through. Apple-pie the wax besom in mineral spirits.
Contact Susan Pierce at [email protected] or 423-757-6284.
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