Chalk paints for creativity and decorating: purposes and applications
Chalk paints were recognized by the world in 1991, thanks to the English designer Annie Sloane. The material is well-deservedly popular among craftsmen in the field of construction, furniture production and restoration, scrapbooking and decoupage. Chalk paint looks great in projects made in different styles like provence, vintage, shabby chic. In the catalog of TM "Fabrika Decoru" you will find more than 20 colors to make your creative ideas come true.
Chalk Paint: main features
Chalk paints are combinations of water, chalk and mineral additives, acrylic binders, silicates, adhesives and fungicide additives. Tactilely and visually colored fragments resemble a velvety surface. New shades are obtained by diluting paints with water and by mixing different colors with each other. Chalk paints by Fabrika Decoru are elastic and do not fade over time.
A feature of chalk paints is the pastel palette, even rich tones look muted. The material is non-toxic, does not contain pigments with heavy metals, and has a slight odor. The paint is safe for health and the environment. Drying time varies from 10 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the layer thickness and air temperature. You can see in the videos on YouTube how to work with Chalk paints.
Chalk paints - application
Chalk paint refers to versatile materials, modern and easy to work with. Water-soluble acrylic adheres well to almost any surface, from paper and fabric to metal, natural stone and wood. To create the effect of aging or Provencal flavor, it is enough to apply 1-2 coats of paint.
Stages of applying:
Clean the surface of dirt and dust with a brush, a damp sponge.
- Mix the paint, if necessary, dilute with water (no more than 1/10 of the volume).
- Apply paint with a brush, roller, sponge or palette knife, depending on the chosen technique.
Tools, containers and stains on the fabric are washed away with water. Chalk paint does not like contact with moisture; wax and acrylic varnish are suitable as protection. This is especially necessary for wooden products for practical purposes. Fabrika Decoru decoupage adhesive varnish forms a transparent satin dense layer on the surfaces.
In the online store you will find goods for hobbies, arts and crafts, and professional design in the field of scrapbooking. Consumables, including chalk paints, can be bought in Ukraine from anywhere in the world. Orders from Kyiv are sent to other cities and abroad.