These are my personal mistakes I’ve made when using chalk paint.
I have painted many things using Annie Sloan chalk paint. Usually everything turns out amazing.
But when I was happily humming along, doing all the steps I knew I was suppose to do, I was sadly faced with a debacle that cost me time and money.
Here are the mistakes I made when using chalk paint.
Mistake No. 1 was buying a cheap roller and brush.
I’ve been doing a remodel with my husband to get his family home ready to sell.
We’ve done short cuts along the way. That included paint brushes that we later regretted getting cause of the work it took to fix the bad job it did.
It was hard on our pocket book but investing in good paint brushes in the end was worth it.
I should have known that. I think I did deep down inside.
To fix my mistakes using cheap brushes led me to buy a few expensive ones. Ouch! Like the one below that cost me $44.00. Yes, you heard me right.
You can see the debacle in the making by watching this YouTube video (below) I filmed showing how to paint my Pottery Barn table.
It’s Part 1 with the Part 2 down below to watch how I fixed it.
Mistake No. 2 is not being patient and letting the paint dry in between coats.
Yes, this is definitely the hardest thing for me to do. I just want the project over.
I will sometimes cheat the dry time and go over it with fresh new paint to only see bumps and clusters.
Don’t do that. Or if you have, comment below, cause this one was a doozy for my paint job this last weekend.
I had to sand all that work I had done the day before. There were 4 layers of paint on top.
Frustration is an understatement.
Here’s Part 2 video of how I fixed my debacle.
Today, I’m over it. It happened. Life goes on.
Mistake No. 3. Adding too many projects together that lead to burn out and getting over my head.
I had 3 projects going on this last weekend. One I can’t mention yet, cause it will be revealed next week.
Overloading my days with late night time painting was exhausting.
Lesson learned is only plan one project at a time.
These are my top lessons I learned.
I don’t know if this helps you. It was probably more for me to vent.
Thank you for listening.
Anything you want to add would be appreciated.
By the way, here’s a quick glance at 2 of my projects I completed this weekend. What do you think? And that rug! It is simply gorgeous! Here’s a link if you like it. It feels good underfoot, too. But the colors blue and gray are perfect for the colors of my home.
To see how I painted the Pottery Barn table and chairs above, go here.
I hope you have a good rest of your week.
It’s Monday right now.
Until next time.
Bye for now.