After trying DIY chalk paint for the first time and loving how easily it is to work with, I was ready to take on a project that was a little bit larger than the stenciled piece. But, I wasn’t ready to use it on any furniture pieces I already own, so I made a trip to the local Goodwill Store. There was not a lot to choose from that day, but for $5.00 I found this piece that seemed like it could be a great test piece.
It had paint splatters combined with dirt and grime all over it. NASTY.
To clean it, I used:
- Dawn and water-cuts through the grime really well
- Bug Spray-who knows where this piece had been stored
- Disinfectant Spray-I left this to sit for a while before wiping it off
- Putty Scraper-scraped away the paint splatters
- Microfiber Cloth
- Sand Paper
- 3 Parts Latex Paint
- 1 Part Plaster of Paris
- Paint Brush
- Spray Sealer
Mix Plaster of Paris with water until you have a smooth consistency. Add in paint and stir until it’s well blended. I used two coats of chalk paint to make sure I had smooth coverage.
We party with some awesome bloggers. We’ll be sharing this at lots of these great parties.