Howie & Bo
This is my own range of chalk paint.
It is made from 100% organic, UK ingredients and meets all British Safety Standards.
I love it. It's incredibly easy to work with, has superb coverage and makes light work of up-cycling a piece of furniture in need of a make over.
It is currently available in four great colours; Antique White, Vanilla Cream, Chateau Grey and Paradise Blue, with more colours to follow imminently.
The range has been available to buy previously on TV on The Craft Channel, and will be back on screens Spring '17 on QVC. However it is available to buy direct from my Shop page.
Give it a try - I know you'll love using it too.
Get the right tools for the job.
Coming soon to my Shop page will be my own range of round paint brushes, specifically produced for the optimum finish with chalk paints. I highly recommend them.
Designed to minimise brush strokes and lines in the paint often caused with traditional brushes, the feathered taper to the horse hair brush results in an excellent finish.
Good quality horse hair bristles will be securely bonded to the handle which
reduces bristle loss.
I use a good clear furniture wax over the chalk paint to protect my work. The two work extremely well together.
However, if I am painting an outdoor piece or want extra protection such as with
skirting boards or furniture legs, I use a
Dead Flat Varnish to create a very tough, water proof seal.
Again, it is beautifully simple and easy to apply, and results in an extremely durable finish.
The combination of this varnish with the paint means that up-cycling furniture is made even quicker and easier - the surface doesn't need to be sanded or keyed up. This wonder-product protects the paint from scratches and coming away from the surface.