Chalk paint can be used to add a nuanced and evocative finish. Paul walks us through its application.
Paul shows his process for applying a shellac finish to small projects. He uses a first cut coat which raises tooth in the surface and works progressively around the project from the wet edge whenever possible. Next, he sands out this first coat before applying consecutive coats.
With the two colours of chalk paint applied and dry, Paul uses various abrasives to smooth the surface and selectively sand through to the base coat to give an antiqued appearance. He then applies a clear top coat which will be a durable protective finish for the project.
There is a little preparation, using masking tape to help get a crisp edge to the painting, and then Paul starts the application of the chalk paint red under coat. Once that has dried, he applies the black second coat. This prepares us for the sanding through in the next episode.
Ever wondered how to best apply a shellac finish? In this video, Paul goes step by step through each process he uses to get great results. In this project he applies the finish to the tool chest which he made on Woodworking Masterclasses.