Chalk-Tique was developed by Julie Howard Crozier, the daughter of the man who founded and owns Howard Products.
It is a powder that you mix with any brand of paint to make it a chalk paint! The purpose of chalk paint is that in most cases you do not have to sand or prime your product before beginning to paint! It will adhere to any clean and dry surface.
You can check into this product in more detail at www.chalktique.com
Why my interest in chalk paint when I'm clearly so sold on our Benjamin Moore Advance paint for furniture? Well, its all because of some other diy bloggers that are chalk-painting upholstery!!!
Last week I purchased a little child's recliner off of our local Kijiji for just $20. Its in excellent shape but pink! I knew this would be the perfect thing to try out this chalk paint on.
I filled a spray bottle with water and sprayed down the portion of the chair I would be working on a time. Then, painted that portion! Its amazing at how easy painting fabric is! Fun, actually! Messy, yes. Definitely use a drop cloth.
Today, I have to get everything ready to go camping at the beach with the kiddos so I don't have time to work on the chair. Thats HARD!
So far, I'm pleased with the results. With this chair, where it was plush, I want to retain that as much as possible so thus the sanding in between each coat. I am hoping to NOT do wax or anything to it. Thats my hope, anyway. At this point, its definitely not pink anymore but you can see the original striped effect. Because I know there was a blue stripe in it, I can still see it. But really, its not blue anymore. I think its just stuck in my head. LOL
So, till next week . . .