Are you tired of the same old problems that you face when painting furniture with chalk paint? Do you wish there was a better way to achieve a smooth, matte, and durable finish without all the hassle and mess? If you answered yes, then you are in luck! There is a new generation of decor paint that is taking the furniture painting world by storm: Polka.Paint from Granny B's!
Polka.Paint is not chalk paint. It is a water-based, matte finish paint with extra-fine particles and enhanced 'flow' that gives you a flat, even finish with fewer brush-stroke marks. It also has a higher concentration of pigment, which means you need fewer coats for coverage and a solid, even colour across the finished surface.
Plus, it has higher adhesion capabilities, which means you can paint on almost any surface, including wood, glass, steel, plastic, melamine, fabric, and more!
But what makes Polka.Paint really stand out is how it solves the top 5 problems that people experience when painting furniture with chalk paint. Let's take a look at these problems and how Polka.Paint overcomes them:
One of the most frustrating problems with chalk paint is that it does not stick well to the surface and can easily scratch or chip off. This can happen if the surface is not cleaned, sanded, or primed before painting, or if the paint is of low quality¹³. Polka.Paint, on the other hand, has excellent adhesion and does not require any prior sanding or pre-prep in most cases. You just need to clean the surface with sugar soap or lacquer thinners and apply the paint directly. Polka.Paint will bond to the surface and resist scratching and chipping.
Another common problem with chalk paint is that it has a rough or sandy feel to it, which can make the finish look dull and uneven. This can happen if the paint is not mixed well, if the paint is too thick or too thin, or if the paint is contaminated with dust or dirt.
Polka.Paint, on the other hand, has a smooth and velvety texture that glides like silk on the surface. You just need to stir the paint well, adjust the consistency with water, and filter the paint through a strainer before applying it.
Polka.Paint will give you a smooth and even finish that looks and feels great.
**Stains in paint**:
A third problem with chalk paint is that it can have brown or yellow spots on it, which can ruin the look of the furniture. This can happen if the paint is applied over a surface that has oils, tannins, or stains that bleed through the paint, or if the paint is exposed to moisture or sunlight.
Polka.Paint, on the other hand, has a high pigment concentration that covers the stains and prevents them from bleeding through.
You just need to seal the surface with a stain-blocking primer before painting, and protect the paint from moisture and sunlight with a topcoat. Polka.Paint will give you a stain-free and fade-resistant finish that lasts.
**Streaky topcoat finish**:
A fourth problem with chalk paint is that it can have visible lines or stripes on it, which can make the finish look unprofessional and sloppy. This can happen if the topcoat is applied too thickly or too thinly, if the topcoat is not compatible with the paint, or if the topcoat is not applied evenly.
Polka.Paint, on the other hand, has a self-levelling formula that eliminates the streaks and gives you a flat and uniform finish. You just need to apply the topcoat in thin and even coats, use a topcoat that is suitable for Polka.Paint, like Polka.Seal and get the smoothest hand-painted surface around.
**Lap marks and hatbanding**:
A fifth problem with chalk paint is that it can have the visible lines or stripes that appear on the paint surface when the paint is not applied uniformly or when the paint dries too fast. Lap marks are caused by overlapping wet and dry paint, while hatbanding is caused by painting the trim and the wall with different tools or techniques.
Polka.Paint, on the other hand, has a longer drying time that allows you to maintain a wet edge and avoid the lap marks and hatbanding. You just need to avoid painting in direct sunlight or hot weather, use a high-quality paint that has a longer drying time, and apply the paint from one end to the other without stopping.
Polka.Paint will give you a seamless and flawless finish that looks professional.
As you can see, Polka.Paint is the ultimate solution for all your furniture painting needs. It is easy to use, versatile, and delivers a stunning result that you will love.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on Polka.Paint today and transform your furniture with the new generation of decor paint!