It s important not to thin the paint too quickly. If you spray 2 3 coats in between the proper drying time of 20 minutes you will get a very nice chalk paint finish.
Reference your chalky style paint to make sure it can be used in a paint sprayer.
How to thin chalk paint for sprayer. I used a brush and foam rollers to paint the cabinet frames and sealed the paint with a gloss sealer. For chalk paint you require thinning paint. Thin the paint with water so it will flow well in the paint sprayer.
Too much thick paint cannot fulfill that. Experiment to get the right results when spraying with your particular model. How to use chalk style paint with a paint sprayer.
If you don t believe me just take a look at the paint specks on my sunglasses in the 9 paint sprayer mistakes you don t want to make post. Start adding very small amounts of water at a time stirring thoroughly to ensure the paint and water is fully combined. Just like your typical chalk paint in a can.
I can almost guarantee that you will need at least 2 coats 3 to make it just right. I used the sprayer and applied thin coats of the paint. Each sprayer will come with its own directions on how to do this.
Experiment to get the right results when spraying with your particular model. Eye protection is a must whether we re cutting wood or using a paint sprayer. The most important thing to know is that there is no magic ratio of paint to water and you will need to tweak it every time you spray as site specific conditions mean that results can vary.
I applied the sealer just like i did the paint. How to spray with chalk paint 1. Chalk paint is a little bit thick unlike regular latex paint.
It does not flow properly through the paint sprayer. Additional important sprayer information for chalk paint by annie sloan. Chalk paint needs to be thinned for spray application.
Prepare the surface by cleaning it and sanding if necessary. But it can be applied easily with a paint sprayer. This rustoleum chalk spray paint dries to a very matte smooth look.
The most important thing to know is that there is no magic ratio of paint to water and you will need to tweak it every time you spray as site specific conditions mean that results can vary. Other helpful paint spraying accessories eye protection. Wearing eye protection is a must when using a paint sprayer because we don t want paint specks in our eyes.
I sprayed the doors and drawers with the sealer but no thinning is required and i used a brush and roller for the rest of the cabinets. No matter what paint you use it has to be thinned. Additional important sprayer information for chalk paint by annie sloan.
Pour chalk paint into the pot of the gun to about half full.