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Do it yourself - How to decor you wall with chalk paint?
For a long time, I’ve wanted to paint a wall with chalk paint. I really like the rough look it has, with different shades of the chosen color. And last holiday, I finally got the time to paint.
It was a bit challenging as it was my first time painting with chalky paint. I found out that it was very important to make a good prework: Wash the wall, block holes and polish them smooth, finally but NOT least, prime the wall.
1. Start by cleaning the wall with a good basic cleaner, to make a total clean surface.
2. Block holes ( if you have any from things you had on the wall before) After drying, remember to smoothen the blocked holes very well, otherwise it will show.
3. Put on masking tape, to mask the area you want to paint.
Paint the whole area with a primer, remember masking tape to frame the area you are painting. Make sure the tape is on so that the chalky paint doesn’t seep under and create an uneven line when you remove the tape. It is so magical to see a straight line underneath as you rip off the tape.
Now it’s time for the chalk paint. There are no rules for how to apply the paint, but you can go for some techniques: short strokes make a wild look, and long strokes make a calm look. I did the short strokes.
Let it dry for at least 4 hours and then you can paint a second time if you feel like it, but it is not necessary if you are pleased after the first coating.
Let it dry completely for 24 hours.
Now enjoy your new chalk paint wall
1.Block holes, smooth holes, place masking tape
3. After 2 hours of drying
That magic moment when you rip off the tape.
4. After 24 hours drying