Pallet Wood Coffee Table painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Info
Topics being covered
- Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the first time.
- How to layer a coat of paint over a dark stain.
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - color: Florence
- Stain - color: American Walnut
- Purdy paint brush
- Cotton Rag
- Minwax Polycrylic - clear satin
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This weeks project is painting the Pallet Wood Coffee Table I built
using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the first time. I first used a dark
stain called American Walnut and the chalk paint color was Florence. Continue reading down below :)
So I just finished up building the Pallet Wood Coffee Table and as cool as it looks just natural, I still want to add some color to it. I had just bought a new can of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in the color Florence. I was dying to use it on a project and I figured this pallet table would be perfect. The idea I came up with was to put down a dark coat of stain first then layer the chalk paint over it.
The stain was done drying and it was time to try this new paint. I was really liking the bright color over the dark stain and really impressed on how easily the paint was going on. That is one benefit I had been hearing about chalk paint was that it will cover anything without any kind of prep work. So as advertised, the paint did go on very smooth and with no troubles.
I was originally thinking I would want to do a little distressing but once I got going with the painting I just decided to paint the table so that it looked old by just doing a crappy job painting it. The chalk paint dried super fast and to my surprise I was ready to apply the clear coat not long after I finished painting. I used Minwax Polycrylic which is a water based protection.