Asked by: Janee Orjaleshome and garden home improvement
How long does chalk paint need to dry?
Last Updated: 13th April, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, how long do you wait between coats of chalk paint?
Also, what happens if you dont wax chalk paint? There is a potential downside to a poly finish that isn't an issue with wax. Poly topcoats can sometimes pull tannins from the wood through the porous chalk paint, creating yellowish (or sometimes pink) spots. Wax doesn't react with the wood the same way a poly does, which is why this doesn't happen with wax.
Subsequently, one may also ask, does chalk paint need to be sealed?
It is not advisable. Chalk Paint® decorative paint, even when sealed with a quality sealer such as Annie Sloan Soft Wax or Annie Sloan Lacquer, will not be 100% non-porous and this can present problems with cross contamination. The surface may look clean but it may not be deep down into the finish.
How many coats of chalk paint do you need?
If you are painting something white or off white over a dark piece, you will probably need three coats for solid coverage. But because the paint dries really quickly, you don't have a long wait in between coats. If you want your piece more distressed, you may be happy after only two coats.