Have you noticed, chalk paint is really hard on paint brushes! It cakes and dries on the bristles fast and furious. It loads inside the brush, taking a forever stream of water to get out of there. I’m left with a brush like frizzy over treated hair and not so nice to use. Brushes are… Read More Amazing Chalk Paint Brush Cleaning Hacks!
Through pain and suffering I finally accepted the need to prime old wood, especially dark stained antiques. I wanted to paint one white making it doubly important to get the prep right. Here my experience using different products to prepare furniture before painting it white. Not just any store bought primer will prevent bleed through!… Read More A Big Tip Before Painting Antique Mahogany WHITE!
I’ve used them all: DIY chalk paint, brand name chalk paint, latex paint, powdered milk paint and General Finishes Milk Paint! Here’s what I see as the differences in them on furniture. First, What about Latex? Let’s start in order of my furniture painting career, before chalk paint was on the market – latex paint.… Read More What’s the Difference? Chalk Paint and GF Milk Paint
Both chalk paint and GF Milk Paint have helpful features depending on what furniture style you plan. Yeah, the planning part is not my strongest element. Here is what I’ve learned from my experience. I’d love to hear yours. Feel free to post a comment at the end. Use Chalk Paint When Intending to Wet… Read More Which Do I Use? Chalk or GF Milk Paint?
-I love it so much I bought a bunch to sell- The first attraction to General Finishes Top Coats was the sheen choices, specifically FLAT. Until I heard about it, I was stuck in satin sheen land and not loving it. The main attraction of painted furniture is the matte look of chalk paint. Using… Read More Why I love General Finishes Top Coat Over Chalk Paint
Out of sheer force to make a product or process do what I want, (i.e. not settle for struggling through paint projects), I’ve done some things . . . and learned some things. When I paint, I don’t want to be sad or stressed out fighting to avoid stroke marks, constant drips and runs, and… Read More My Tips, Tricks and Blunders Applying Top Coat Over Chalk Paint
Milk Paint without Milk or Mess It adheres like chalk paint but goes on smooth and silky. Applying it on furniture is a perfect fit. Tutorials are available from General Finishes How-To-Videos and view the Design Center for painted furniture inspirations. General Finishes Milk Paint is a premium interior/exterior mineral based paint named for its… Read More NOW! General Finishes Milk Paint Line in Jackson MI
Unbelievable stroke of awesomeness in my paint inventory. A miss-tint quart of Sherwin Latex I bought last summer is a perfect match to Dixie Belle Manatee Gray! I did a boogie dance for a minute. For a little less than $4.00 per batch, my home-made paint is ALMOST as good as $30.00 professional chalk paint.……… Read More Making Chalk Paint
Using glaze on painted furniture takes detail and color to an entirely new level of awesome and interest. It’s my favorite step in the process of finishing and styling. Learn some tips and tricks of using glaze here including how to make your own glaze. You’ll see why it’s so awesome by looking at these… Read More What a Difference a Glaze Makes – Tips and Tricks
Enjoy a gallery of painted pieces that are re-loved and in a new home functional once more… Read More Photo Gallery