I receive many questions on the type of paint and colors that I use on my pieces. I am creating a Paint Color Series to help. The first post of the series highlighted my projects completed in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and the second, General Finishes Milk Paint. Today I will show you my Chalk Paint with Color Wash projects and the color combination used.
Paint Colors – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with a Color Wash
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What is your formula for a wash? Do you use a dry brush technique?
I actually make a wash with water. I have a tutorial on how to apply (on tutorials in menu bar above) – thx!
Thank you so much for the information and the tutorial. I am thinking about painting something for the first time and want to do a wash , so it was fate that you posted this…
You are welcome and good luck with your project!
Hi Suzanne! I just painted a desk using a nice teal/turquoise color very similar to Provence. I then went over it with a whitewash made using water, however, it’s looking quite streaky right now and “chalky” (obviously, it is “chalk-finish” paint). I’m hoping it will look better once I apply the wax, but I’ve been looking around online to see if this is normal. I think I’ll go ahead with the wax, and if it’s still not how I want it, I guess I can always paint back over it 🙂 Just wondering if you have any advice, thanks!
Hi Erica, I wouldn’t go ahead with the wax until you are happy with it. You can always paint over it but after you wax you may have to sand it lightly before painting again. For now, you can try a very fine sandpaper or sponge and go over it and see if it helps with the streaky bits. Or, go over it again with the wash. To avoid it looking streaky, after you go over it the first time let it dry for about five minutes and then go over again. It sometimes looks streaky but once dried, it looks good. I wish you the best of luck!
Thanks for the quick reply! I ended up lightly sanding the whole thing and that helped a lot. Then I waxed it and it’s looking nice. Thanks for the advice 🙂
So glad it worked out! I bet it looks great!