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What is Colorantic chalk paint?

Colorantic chalk paint is nothing but real chalk paint. Colorantic is the only Quebec/Canadian company to proudly call its paint, de chalk paint! Compared to its competitors, who use lime, clay or milk in their recipes, Colorantic uses real liquid chalk.

Colorantic paint is easy to use and versatile. It can be used for a variety of jobs, and it’s a real trend-setter! Take a look on Pinterest and you’ll see that chalk-painted furniture is currently very popular. Lovers of chalky matte finish upgrades are ecstatic about Colorantic paint.

Our chalk paint is designed not only for furniture, but also for decorative objects such as trays and mirrors, as well as wall art. It’s very easy to use, so you can get good results even if you’re a beginner. If you want to learn how to achieve these amazing effects yourself, read on to learn the basics and fundamentals of chalk painting.

Bénédicte Girard, blogger and Colorantic ambassador, publishes her first DIY furniture makeover project using Colorantic chalk paint.

As well as painting with our chalk-based paint, she managed to create a stunning effect by adding fabric to the dresser doors.

Here’s the list of Colorantic products she used for this project:

The stages

Preparation

  1. Firstly, if your furniture is on bare wood, as was the case with this one (a new piece of pine furniture), then no special preparation is required. It’s just a question of dusting off before proceeding.
  2. On the other hand, if your furniture has an old varnish or oil-based paint, Bénédicte recommends applying Colorantic’s oil-based primer. Oil primer lets you make the transition from an old oil finish to Colorantic’s new waterborne paint.
  3. She also recommends applying an oil-based primer when painting melamine, metal or plastic.

The paint

  1. Now you’re ready to paint. Like Bénédicte, use one of Colorantic’s brushes or a velvet-finish foam roller.
  2. For the cabinet top, Bénédicte chose the metallic color Champagne. She applied two coats of this gorgeous paint using a Colorantic velvet-finish foam roller.
  3. She had to apply two coats of Pamplemousse paint, since she hadn’t applied any oil primer and the bare wood absorbs a lot of paint. However, for less absorbent surfaces, a single coat may suffice, as Colorantic chalk-based paint provides excellent coverage.
  4. Bénédicte then mixed pure white Cotton Ball and Grapefruit to create an ombré technique.

The finish

  1. Although Colorantic chalk-based paint dries very quickly (about 30 minutes), Bénédicte preferred to wait an hour before finishing.
  2. Using the 16 mm round brush, she applied the wax to the entire piece of furniture.

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