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Chalk colour chair

Use Karen Walker Chalk Colour from Resene to instantly transform a plain varnished chair into a stylish piece of furniture.

Restore a corner unit
Left: Resene Clementine Orange. Right: Resene Powder Blue

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 64

Difficulty level:  Moderate

You will need:

  • Clean cloths
  • Paint stirrer
  • Paintbrushes
  • Plastic container with clean warm water
  • Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Powder Blue
  • Karen Walker Soft Wax
  • Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner
  • Resene Quick Dry
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sandpaper
  • Varnished wooden chair

To get the look:  Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Saltpan.

Other ideas:  For a vibrant orange effect, paint the chair with Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Clementine Orange.

How to chalk paint and wax a chair:

Step 1 Step one
Wipe off any surface dust from the chair with a clean damp cloth.
Step 2 Step two
Thoroughly clean the surface using Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner. Dry the surface with a clean dry cloth.
Step 3 Step three
Lightly sand the chair to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 4 Step four
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean dry cloth.
Step 5 Step five
Carefully stir the Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Powder Blue.
Step 6 Step six
Apply one coat of Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Powder Blue to the chair and allow to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Apply a second coat of Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Powder Blue to the chair and allow to dry.
Step 8 Step eight
Wearing rubber gloves, carefully apply a layer of Karen Walker Soft Wax to the chair using a clean cloth. If necessary, wipe off any excess wax with another clean cloth and allow the wax to dry.

Download a PDF of this project

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