Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint is Zero VOC and nontoxic. No sanding or priming is required prior to application for most projects. It adheres to stained, painted, or wood furniture, metal, glass, fabric, and more.
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Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint Basic Instructions
One of the many advantages of Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint, is eliminating most of the prep work from painting. Some prep work is still necessary ensure you have a successful project. This includes; cleaning the surface to remove oils, furniture polish residue, and debris. Many cleansers may be used but avoid any oil based soaps or cleaning products. You may sand out imperfections from the surface if necessary but most minor scratches will not be visible once painted. If painting a piece made from mahogany, oak, or pine, a clear coat such as shellac may be necessary to prevent the tannins in the wood from bleeding through the paint finish. Remove hardware and tape off any areas you do not intend to paint.
Thoroughly shake and then stir the Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint to redistribute the minerals. Mineral based paints can settle and the minerals must be reincorporated to ensure proper adhesion. Exposure to cold and length of time sitting between uses can contribute to the minerals settling towards the bottom. Once minerals are properly reincorporated you may begin painting. Chose a paint brush depending on your desired finish. Natural bristle brushes are best for shabby chic and rustic finishes due to the dimension produced from the varying bristle textures and lengths. Synthetic brushes such as the Cling On brand are ideal for a smooth, brush stroke free, and flawless finish. Only dip the tips of bristles into paint and paint with the grain. Allow ample dry time between coats. Some choose to sand between coats but that is a matter of preference and not usually necessary. Smooth, thin, and even coats produce the best finish and reduce time sanding away brush strokes once paint has cured. Whites and reds will need more coats to produce the same coverage as other colors due to the nature of pigments.
3. Sand (optional):
This step is up to you. I always recommend sanding lightly after paint has fully cured, it is recommended to wait 24 hours after paint is dry to begin this process. Use 300+ grit sandpaper or sanding blocks or for a smooth surface to prepare for a sealant. At this time, you may also distress if desired, focusing on areas that would become worn over time, detailed areas, and anywhere you wish to create a time-worn finish. Other methods such as wet distressing can be employed by wiping away paint with firm pressure with a damp lint free cloth. After sanding is complete, wipe away any paint dust particles with a lint free cloth.