I have been crazy busy the last few days. But I did complete another project! Here is my refinished dry sink with chalk paint. This is the last piece of orange oak colored furniture in my house. Whew! I thought I would never be done refinishing all that oak. I have completed my mantel, staircase, 6 pieces of furniture and 6 chairs. Now watch…it will probably be back in style soon. 🙂
Here is the before picture.
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- Sanding Sponge
- Blue Shop Towels
- Rustoleum Chalked (Aged Gray)
- Purdy Paint Brush
- Clear Mixing Glaze (I used Valspar)
- Rustoleum Ultra Cover (Flat Black)
- Minwax Polycrylic
SANDING & PAINT
The first thing I did was take off all of the hardware and remove the drawer and doors. Then I lightly sanded all of the surfaces with my orbital sander. A sanding sponge works well if you don’t have an orbital sander.
Next, I wiped the entire piece down twice with mineral spirits to remove the dust. Finally, I covered it with two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Aged Gray using a Purdy paint brush. Here is a picture before the glaze step.
I mixed 2 tablespoons of Rustoleum Ultra Cover Flat Black with 4 tablespoons of Valspar Clear Mixing Glaze. Working in small sections, I brushed on the glaze mixture with long even strokes in the same direction as the wood grain. Then with long even strokes, I wiped the glaze off with a folded blue shop towel. I finished the piece with two coats of Minwax Polycrylic protective top coat.
I love the way this dry sink turned out and I’m so happy to share the paint technique with you!
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What do you think? Have you used Rustoleum Chalked paint or tried a glazing technique?