If you have any old and unique pieces of furniture that are perfect for upcycling but you’re not sure where to begin, you’re about to discover our simple step-by-step guide for becoming a master at creating the chalky, worn-look.
Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is one of the best ways we know to guarantee fine upcycling results. The paint will give your chosen furniture the luxury of a chalky, matt finish that’s intriguing, bang on-trend and the most show-offable thing you’ll own — we promise!
Okay, it’s time for us to stop nattering and for you to start perfecting the finish you’re looking for. Follow our easy step-by-step guide below…
Item of furniture
Clean dry cloth x 2
To prep your furniture correctly, it’s important you wipe down the surface with a clean dry cloth and remove any residue.
Use the mixing sticks to stir Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint thoroughly and ensure it’s mixed before applying.
Use either a paintbrush or a roller and apply two to three coats to achieve an even finish.
If you want to create the worn-look keep following the next steps…
Once fully dry, use fine sandpaper to distress detailed areas and add a shabby chic element to the piece of furniture.
Wipe off any residue left over from sanding using your clean dry cloth.
Use your second cloth and apply a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax to seal and protect the painted finish. We recommend applying in small circular motions for even coverage.
Finally, take your first clean dry cloth and buff the surface to remove excess wax and achieve a soft sheen.