Introduction: Chalk Painted Dresser
After being given a tin of Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matt paint, I couldn't wait to transform this secondhand Oregon Pine dresser.
I picked up this secondhand Oregon Pine dresser. At first glance it didn't look like much but I was willing to take a chance considering the low asking price. The black paint doesn't do anything for this piece and there are layers of old paint underneath. Apart from that, the Oregon Pine dresser is in perfect condition barring a few dings on the front.
Step 1: Sand
When you find bargain pieces like these, where you don't want to spend hours and hours sanding down, using Chalked ultra matte paint is perfect. All that is required is a light sanding with a 100-grit (medium) sanding sponge.
A sanding sponge is best because it gets into all the detailed areas, like the edges and decorative legs on this dresser.
After removing the knobs on the drawer fronts some of the paint also ripped off. To ensure that the difference didn't show on the finished piece you should use an orbital or random orbit sander and 120-grit sandpaper to smooth the damaged areas, as I did on the drawer fronts below.
After sanding everywhere use a cloth lightly dampened with mineral turpentine to wipe clean. The mineral turpentine evaporates very quickly, so no waiting necessary.
Step 2: Paint and Wax
Invest in a set of quality paintbrushes in small, medium and large width. This is important if you don't have stray bristles in your paint job!
When using any chalk paint you need to apply the paint fairly quickly. Matt paints dry fast, so work the brush in even strokes from one end to the other, lightly feathering any overlapping strokes before the paint has chance to dry.
GOOD TO KNOW: Keep the lid on the tin when not in use to prevent the product from drying out.
Matt paints dry fast, so work the brush in even strokes from one end to the other, lightly feathering any overlapping strokes before the paint has chance to dry
Rust-Oleum Chalked really is ultra matt and very forgiving if you make a boo-boo or two! Lightly sand away any drips or runs with 320-grit sandpaper, unless of course you want these as part of the finished look.
To protect the painted finish you can apply Rust-Oleum Chalked Top Coat, or in this case I applied Antique Wax.
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