The pintyplus glaze can be made with spray chalk paint

This video tutorial from our USA friends shows you how to make a glaze using spray chalk paint. Check out how easy it is to give an aged effect to any piece of furniture with this technique. In this DIY project by Steven, our first pintypluser in the US, we learn how to use spray paint to create a glaze or patina.

The glaze is a very thin layer of translucent paint that blends into the bottom layer, resulting in a softer color.

Spray chalk paint glaze materials

  • Paint in lead black and indigo blue with chalk spray.

    • Varnish by spraying

    • Sandpaper with a medium grit

    • Cloth made of cotton that does not shed lint

Step-by-step instructions for making glaze

It was not necessary to sand or prime the pine wood table, since it came naturally without varnishes or waxes.

Steven began painting the edges of the table to fill in the center later once the area had been protected with a first coat of black gunmetal spray chalk paint.

Then, he applied a second coat of indigo blue spray chalk paint. When sanded, the black appeared under the blue, giving it an aged look.

Following the drying of the second layer, the surface is selectively sanded, paying particular attention to wear areas and edges.

A water-dampened cotton rag is rubbed over the table with entero color spray paint.

As a result, the grain of the wood is highlighted, as well as worn areas, enhancing the shabby chic aesthetic.

Patinas, such as Judean bitumen, are also used to age frames and relief objects.

You can see the entire process in the following video tutorial. The final step is to spray varnish the entire surface.

Spray painting chalk paint on outdoor furniture is possible?

As a matter of fact, chalk paint leaves the pore open, unlike other paints such as enamels, which seal the outer layer.

There is no barrier effect with chalk paint, and it shows any impurities, moisture, or bleeding from the furniture itself. For this reason, the pore must be varnished and closed.

  • Spray waxes such as Pintyplus provide a satin finish while protecting the paint layer. They are not recommended for exterior use because they are not completely permeable.

  • The downside to pintyplus spray varnish is that it loses the silky texture of chalk paint.

This method not only adds to the vintage charm of your furniture, but it’s simple to do. If you’ve never tried it, we encourage you to do so.