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Chalk Paint Color Recipes for Carved Surfaces, Part 2

Here is the second part of our 2-part series on Chalk Paint Color Recipes that includes 16 great paint combinations perfect for use on carved surfaces like moldings and ornate furniture. In case you missed it, be sure to check out Chalk Paint Color Recipes for Carved Surfaces, Part 1. And for more detailed tips on specific Chalk Paint® techniques, see 4 Great Chalk Paint Techniques for Carved Surfaces.

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This could actually and ENDLESS series, because with 30 gorgeous color of Chalk Paint® to choose from you could create amazing color combinations like these for days. Add to that the fact that you can intermix Chalk Paint ® to create an infinitesimal number of shades, tints, and hues. Then, factor in the numerous possibilities of creating you own custom tinted waxes, washes, and glazes, and OH MY it’s mind blowing! But, back to reality and the business at hand….read on for 8 more easy Chalk Paint® color recipes to consider for you next painting project.

Besides various colors of Chalk Paint, here are some additional tools and supplies we recommend:

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Chalk Paint® Color Recipe 9

  1. Base coat with Coco Chalk Paint®. Allow to dry.
  2. Dry brush with Country Grey Chalk Paint® on all the raised areas of the molding. Allow to dry.
  3. Mix 1pt Annie Sloan Clear Wax + 1pt Cream Chalk Paint® to create a custom colored wax. Using a Wax Brush or a chip brush, apply the colored wax to the molding working the wax well into the most recessed areas. Use cheesecloth to remove the excess wax, rubbing harder on the raised areas to expose them more.

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Chalk Paint® Color Recipe 10

  1. Base coat with Louis Blue Chalk Paint®. Allow to dry.
  2. Dry brush with Pure White Chalk Paint® over all the raised areas of the molding.
  3. Apply a thin layer of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Use fine sandpaper lightly distress the areas covered with pure white to pull through some of the Louis Blue color from underneath.

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Chalk Paint® Color Recipe 11 (see this technique in even more detail in this Chalk Paint Techniques post)

  1. Base coat with Graphite Chalk Paint®. Allow to dry.
  2. Dry brush with Paris Gray Chalk Paint® on the raised areas of the molding, making sure to leave some of the Graphite Chalk Paint® visible, especially in the recessed areas.
  3. Dry brush again over the Paris Gray areas, this time with Old Ochre Chalk Paint®. Use a Small Pointed Sash Brush and a VERY light pressure to dry brush over even LESS of the raised areas. Think of “highlighting” the Paris Gray paint.
  4. Finally, using a Small Pointed Sash Brush and a light pressure, dry brush with Pure White Chalk Paint® on just the very uppermost raised areas of the molding to add a final highlight. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  5. Apply a layer of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax, use cheesecloth to remove any excess wax.
  6. Apply a layer of Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax to add warmth and depth to the piece focusing the wax in the recessed areas of the molding. Use cheesecloth to remove excess wax, particularly on the raised areas of the molding. You can use additional Clear Wax to remove the Dark Wax on the raised areas, if needed. Allow to dry and polish.

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Chalk Paint® Color Recipe 12

  1. This sample is over stained wood. Apply American Walnut Stain N’ Seal® using a 2” chip brush, making sure every area of the molding is covered. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint with French Linen Chalk Paint® using a Large Pointed Sash Brush. Do NOT paint into the most recessed areas. Instead, leave those areas with stain only. This is like reverse shading, and adds instant depth to your piece without a lot of effort. Allow to dry.
  3. Dry brush  with Old White Chalk Paint® using a small pointed sash brush on the raised areas of the molding. Allow to dry.
  4. Apply a layer of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Use cheesecloth to remove any excess wax and polish the piece.

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Chalk Paint® Color Recipe 13

  1. Base coat with Arles Chalk Paint®. Allow to dry.
  2. Dry brush with Cream Chalk Paint® on the raised areas of the molding. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a Small Pointed Sash Brush dry brush with Pearl Oyster Royal Stencil Cream over the Cream Chalk Paint® color, focusing on the uppermost parts of the raised areas. Allow to dry.
  4. Apply a layer of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Use cheesecloth to remove any excess wax and polish the piece.

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  1. Base coat with Primer Red Chalk Paint®. Allow to dry.
  2. Use Antoinette Chalk Paint® to paint over the Primer Red covering every crease and raised area of the molding. Allow to dry.
  3. Apply a thin layer of Annie Sloan Clear Wax with Wax Brush. Distress with fine sandpaper distress over the highest raised areas to pull through some of the Primer Red Chalk Paint®. Use cheesecloth to remove any excess wax.
  4. Create a Custom Colored Wax (1pt Annie Sloan Clear Wax + 1pt Old White Chalk Paint®). Using a Wax Brush or a chip brush, work the custom made wax in to the recessed areas of the molding. Use a cheesecloth to polish and remove any excess wax from the molding piece.

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Chalk Paint® Color Recipe 15

  1. This sample is over stained wood. Paint the crown molding with American Walnut Stain N’ Seal® using a 2” chip brush, making sure every area of the molding is covered.
  2. Paint with French Linen Chalk Paint® using a Large Pointed Sash Brush. Do NOT paint into the most recessed areas. Instead, leave those areas with stain only. This is like reverse shading, and adds instant depth to your piece without a lot of effort. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a Small Pointed Sash Brush, dry brush with Pure White Chalk Paint® the raised areas of the molding.
  4. Apply a layer of Annie Sloan Clear wax to add shine and protection to the paint, use cheesecloth to remove any excess wax and polish the piece.

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Chalk Paint® Color Recipe 16

  1. Base coat with Antoinette Chalk Paint®. Allow to dry.
  2. Dry brush with Old White Chalk Paint® on all the raised areas of the molding. Allow to dry.
  3. Apply a layer of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax. Use fine sandpaper with a light pressure on the raised areas of the molding. lightly distress just the raised areas of the molding to pull through some of the Antoinette.
  4. Reapply wax in those areas. Use cheesecloth to remove all excess wax and polish the piece.

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2 comments

  1. Is it possible to purchase the paint and wax from your store ?
    Thank you, Linda

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