Dulux Design Chalk Effect is simple to apply with the right equipment. Be sure to use quality brushes, and prepare your chosen surface thoroughly before applying. Watch the video below before taking on your next DIY project, then let your imagination run wild! Don’t be afraid to make inspired, bold colour choices.
Surface must be clear, dry and free from dust, oils and grease.
Mask off the area with painters tape where you don’t want any paint, such as adjacent walls or furniture hardware and handles (if they cannot be removed).
Stir the paint well with a paint stirrer using an up and down scooping action. Make sure you scrape the bottom of the can to ensure particles are evenly distributed.
Practice your application technique on a large, spare piece of board.
Stir well with a broad flat paddle using an up and down scooping action. Apply two coats of Dulux Design Chalk Effect using a good quality brush to cut in and a short nap roller in good condition for rolling.
Allow a minimum of two hours drying time between coats. Allow the final coat to dry and cure before use.
Chalk Effect can be left in the current ultra matt appearance or further sanded to create a vintage distressed look.
One colour distressing:
To distress, use a fine-medium grit sandpaper (P240-P180) and lightly sand in one direction. Other grit papers can be used to achieve the desired finish. For an authentic distressed look, sand areas of the surface where wear is most likely to naturally occur.
Leave ultra matt or create one tone or two-toned distressed look.
For an authentic distressed look, sand areas of the surface where wear is most likely to occur naturally such as raised edges.
For further protection against marks, seal with Dulux Design Effects Clear Top Coat.
Ideal for upcycling furniture.
Dulux Design Copper Effect creates the look of lustrous, metallic copper. Use on it's own or add Dulux Copper Patina Effect to create the green patination of aged copper.
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