Chalk colour chair
Use Karen Walker Chalk Colour from Resene to instantly transform a plain varnished chair into a stylish piece of furniture.
Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 64
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need:
- Clean cloths
- Paint stirrer
- 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
- 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
Wipe off any surface dust from the chair with a clean damp cloth.
Thoroughly clean the surface using Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner. Dry the surface with a clean dry cloth.
Lightly sand the chair to ‘key’ the surface.
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean dry cloth.
Carefully stir the Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Powder Blue.
Apply one coat of Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Powder Blue to the chair and allow to dry.
Apply a second coat of Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Powder Blue to the chair and allow to dry.
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.