General Finishes kindly sent me a sample package of their new product, Chalk Style Paint, a few weeks ago and I chose this piece to try it out on. I mixed their Black Pepper with Empire Gray to create a gorgeous, deep gray. Almost slate but it doesn’t have much blue in it. I applied two coats and then lightly dipped my bristles into the black and brushed over the piece in places. It almost gives it a glazed effect and is just gorgeous!
To seal the chalk style paint, I used General Finishes Flat Out Flat Topcoat. It is water based and easy to apply with a sponge brush. No waxing needed over this paint which is a nice break. However, it does not give the same look as a hand rubbed wax gives. It is much more slick and refined.
I enjoyed working with the paint immensely. It went on smoothly, mixed easily and distressed well. I give it two thumbs up!
I’ll share more before and after pics tomorrow!