Directions for Chalky Patina Painting 101

Step 1 - Select your piece! - remove all knobs, hinges and/or handles

Step 2 - Make sure it’s clean. I like to clean with vinegar & water but if it’s really old and gummy - mineral spirits work well.  If it’s untreated wood - just dust-free is all you need to do.

Step 3 - Although sanding is not always required - with shiny surfaces I always give it a quick scuff so to speak, with a sanding block, to increase adhesion.

Always sand in a well-ventilated area!

Step 4 - After shaking you paint well, then stir, use your Bluestone House™ natural bristle chalking brush to apply your paint. Some colors may require a second coat.

Step 5 - Give your piece light sand all over to smooth out the finish.

Always sand in a well-ventilated area!

You may be happy with the look at this point - if so you're all done! You can now add your hardware back on.

If you like the French Country distressed look, that is so desired, sand your piece lightly around the edges.

You cannot make a mistake! 

If you sand too much, add some more paint. Just sand to your desired look!


Step 6 -For added protection apply the Bluestone House™ Natural Beeswax with a waxing brush in a circular motion then, using a clean rag, buff to a shine, or Silky Satin Interior Clear Topcoat can be brushed on.
See bluestonehouse.blogspot.ca or bluestonehouse.ca for inspirational pics.

Bluestone House™ Paints & Topcoats are
100% water-based acrylic - ultra-low VOC's and soap & water clean up !!!

Special Notes :
If you are painting a piece of furniture that is already painted, remove any old or flaking paint. Do this in a well-ventilated area!
If you want to be sure that the knots or tannin in the wood do not bleed through - use a blocking primer. Personally I like it when the tannin & knots bleed throughout! - it adds to the Patina of the piece!

WARNING !!!    VERY ADDICTIVE !!!
If this happens - contact a friend and go garage shopping to find more pieces to paint !!!
WARNING FOR REMOVING LEAD PAINT
If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN, PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD AVOID EXPOSURE.
Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-880-424-LEAD or log on to www.pa.gob/lead 
Disclaimer
Since the use of our products is not under our direct supervision, we cannot guarantee any results of use beyond our control, even though the directions were followed.
Before using, the user shall determine the suitability of the product for his/her intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith. 

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