Chalk-Tique Powder Additive for Paint
Chalk-Tique Powder Additive will not change the color of any paint and no sanding or priming is required. Once Chalk-Tique is added to paint, it will not change the shelf life of the paint - so you can use it again and again! Most pieces require only one coat.
Each Chalk-Tique Powder Additive 4 ounce jars contains two (2) cups of powder additive, enough to make two (2) quarts of chalk-style paint.
Why buy expensive chalk-style paint when you can make your own! You can use Chalk-Tique Powder Additive and turn your ordinary leftover paint into chalk-style paint that’s easy to use and can adhere to almost any surface. Once mixed with water and then added to your paint, Chalk-Tique Powder Additive turns any latex, acrylic, or water based paint into a durable chalk-style paint. Use Chalk-Tique paint mixture on finished or unfinished (bare) wood, glass, ceramic, laminate, and metal. This additive gives any water base paint a durable matte finish that can be easily distressed and waxed to create a beautiful patina and antique look.
- Great way to add new life to any worn out furniture or antique
- Use up old paint you have on hand, or use with inexpensive water based paint
- Gives paint a thick creamy texture that covers easily and allows for minimal prep work
- Easy to distress (once paint is dry) with sandpaper and Chalk-Tique Paste Wax for a rustic antique look
- Create your own paint, create your own style
Make sure surface is free from dirt or dust. To clean, use a damp cloth or Clean-A-Finish Wood Soap. Although the majority of finishes do not require any sanding, some high gloss surfaces will have better paint adhesion if the surface is lightly scuffed with fine grit sandpaper first (always sand in the direction of the wood grain).
IMPORTANT - Mix Chalk-Tique Powder Additive and water thoroughly before adding to paint for a creamy consistency.
Mix Chalk-Tique Powder Additive and water (see ratio chart on jar). Stir thoroughly until creamy. Add more water if necessary. Pour mixture into your paint and mix with a stir stick until smooth. Congratulations, you now have Chalk-Tique paint! The Chalk-Tique Additive will remain mixed with your paint and will not separate.
You are now ready to paint. Paint using either a regular paint brush or foam brush. Let dry (average dry time 3 hours). While a single coat should suffice, depending on the finished look you desire, you may want to “touch-up” or add another coat. We recommend adding a second coat to high-contact surface areas such as kitchen cabinets and drawers. Allow painted surfaces to dry before moving onto the next step.
To Distress: Once the paint is fully dry, use sandpaper to distress. Use coarser grit for a heavily distressed finish or fine grit for a lightly distressed finish. To ensure your piece looks naturally worn, sand corners and edges first. IMPORTANT: Always sand with the wood grain. If you feel you have distressed too much, simply touch up with more Chalk-Tique paint. After you have finished sanding your project, remove all dust and debris. Finish with a coat of Howard Chalk-Tique Dark Paste Wax to slightly darken the paint and bring out the wood grain in sanded areas.
To Protect: If you don't want to change the color of the painted piece but still want to add a protective coating, finish with Howard Chalk-Tique Light Paste Wax.
Avoid breathing dust. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for oil based paint. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN