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BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint

I love the lustrous look and luxurious feel of chalk paint on a piece of furniture.  The color is rich; even a plain piece of furniture can be transformed into a work of art.  Recently BEHR introduced a new line of Chalk Decorative Paint line with optional Wax Decorative Finishes to add a customized look to your project. 

This simple two-step paint and wax system allows your creative style to come alive.  BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint is applied over most existing surfaces with a minimal amount of preparation.  The result is a smooth matte finish; you can refine your project with your choice of three (3) BEHR Wax Decorative Finishes designed to seal and protect your painted surface while adding a rich satin sheen. 


BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint Palette

The BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint palette features a wide range of chalk decorative paint colors.  The spectrum includes soft neutrals and bold jewel tones and they are tintable to match almost any BEHR color.

BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint

You are only limited by your creativity!  BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint is applied over most existing surfaces – including old and new wooden furniture, cast stone, concrete, and metal surfaces – with little surface preparation needed. 

Remove any loose paint then wash off dirt and grease with a mild detergent.  Rinse and allow to thoroughly dry.  For better adhesion, scuff sand any glossy surfaces then remove all dust with a damp cloth and allow to dry completely.  For improved adhesion, prime all uncoated metal, cast stone and concrete surfaces before painting. For application on wood that contains tannins (such as redwood and cedar), use a coat of water-based primer such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS All-In-One Primer & Sealer No. 75.

Be sure to stir the paint before starting your project.  For best results, apply when air temperatures are between 50-90F.  Cooler temperatures or higher humidity may prolong drying time.  Use a quality nylon/polyester brush, high-density foam roller, or synthetic roller for application on large flat surfaces.

Each quart can will cover up to 150 square feet.  Allow up to 1 hour for drying time and 2 hours for recoating.  Clean-up is easy with soap and water.  When applied alone, BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint dries to a matte, soft touch finish giving a velvet and chalky look. You can either enjoy your project with just the painted surface or apply a Wax Decorative Finish to achieve a unique look.

Note: for projects that will reside in an indoor high traffic area, those in high moisture areas, or for outdoor projects, you will need to protect the newly painted surface by adding the wax finish. 


BEHR Wax Decorative Finish

BEHR Wax Decorative Finishes are intended to work with BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint by enhancing the color and adding a rich sheen to the chalk finishes.  The wax finishes are soft, pliable, low-odor, easy to work with, and designed to seal and protect your painted surface.

There are three (3) finishes available:

     * Clear Wax creates a Satin Finish

     * White Wax creates a White Washed Finish

     * Dark Wax creates an Antique Finish

Allow a minimum of 2 hours drying time after painting the entire surface with BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint.  Depending upon your conditions, cooler temperatures or high humidity may prolong drying time.

Apply the wax using a natural bristle brush or lint-free rag; spread the wax evenly over the surface.  The wax should be dry before buffing.   Be sure to work the wax into small crevices to highlight desired features of the project.  Buff to a desired sheen.  Reapply the wax as needed to maintain the quality of your finish.

Note: for projects that will reside in an indoor high traffic area, those in high moisture areas, or for outdoor projects, you will need to protect the newly painted surface by adding a topcoat.   

Create Your Desired Look 

By using wax (or not), you can create a distinctive look using these simple style tips.

I am looking forward to using the BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint with the BEHR Wax Decorative Finish in Clear Wax (satin finish) to update an old and currently unattractive piece of furniture.  The end table has beautiful details but the current finish is frankly “drab.”  I intend to transform this piece of furniture into an accent piece. The dramatic jewel-tone colors in the palette are making a final color selection a hard choice!  Whichever color will be my “winner,” the unassuming end table will be transformed into the living room showstopper that it deserves to become.  

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Posted 2018-10-23T18:05:35+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL Eileen_HD_ATL
Greetings Eileen,

Great post! I am so excited about the new line of chalk paint by BEHR!!! 

The new BEHR chalk paint display caused quite a buzz at the paint desk in the West Roxbury, Ma Home Depot, the color options are spectacular!

I have several pieces of tired furniture that will be getting a refresh with the chalk paint starting this weekend. I have always been a fan of chalk paint because of the smooth finish, the minimal prep time and the fast dry time....I am so excited to be able to find such a wonderful, extensive line of chalk paint at the Home Depot now!

This is one of my favorite chalk paint projects:

DIY Jewelry Organizer

The onset of a new season brings the desire to become organized and do a little “spring cleaning”, out with old, in with the new!  Opening the windows; allowing the fresh, clean air to blow  through the house, and reaching high into the corners to dust away the cobwebs of the grey winter months is such a welcomed chore.

There is no greater invitation for a day of spring-cleaning and getting organized than a day of being snowbound. A late season blizzard had Boston and surrounding areas under a “Blizzard Watch”, with travel restrictions, the governor directed residents to stay at home and ride it out. The snow day was, stolen time at home, and time to create a project that I had been fabricating in my mind for some time….a jewelry organizer.


I gathered the materials and tools that I had been collecting for the pending project: an old wooden frame, burlappaint brushchalk paint, fabric stiffener, ribbon, eye and cup hooks, tape measuregluestaple gunwood edge scraps….andscissors.

Usually I get out the ingredients to bake something or make a soup during a storm; this project would result in something useful with not a single calorie involved.


Any wood frame can be used for this project; the wooden rabbet edge on the underside of a wooden frame has tiny, narrow, recess steps that were originally there to allow for the setting of mounting and matting boards, the glass and also the picture…just enough space to work with for the transformation.

*This red frame I picked up at a yard sale for $ 2.00, I knew that chalk paint would give it a new life! 

Step1. Lay out the burlap, set the frame on top of it and no matter what the size of the frame... measure out two generous inches of burlap beyond the margin of the wooden frame, and then cut the piece of burlap.

Step 2. With a paintbrush, and plastic sheeting underneath, brush on and cover the burlap with the fabric stiffener, then hang to dry.

Step 3. Clean up and paint the frame to any color you desire. Allowing for drying time between each step: I used two different colors and blended them. I did cover the entire frame with the blue first ( it covered the red really well) and then a coat of the the white chalk paint. On the final step, I poured each color (blue and white) into one cup.  I did not totally blend them…leaving the two colors to surface randomly, like a wash of the two tones, I love the results! Once again allow to drythoroughly! 

Step 4. Measure the inner, lowest point, of the rabbet lip on the back of the frame, cut the wooden trim pieces just a slight 16th inch longer, you want the trim to fit into the frame super snug to hold the burlap tight in place.

Step 5. Paint the trim pieces, eyehooks, cup hooks, and allow drying time.

(At this point during the storm, while the paint dried, I started to make some soup, filling the house with an incredible aroma, I believe the simmering soup helped fill my senses and be more creative.)

Step 6. Once all components are dry, dry fit the burlap and trim pieces to ensure all pieces fit properly. Once everything is snug, remove all the pieces and run a thin bead of glue along the lowest lip of the rabbet, then re-insert the burlap and all the trim pieces.

Step 7. Tuck and secure the burlap along the inner edge of the rabbet with a, light-duty staple gun, with the glue, along with the trim pieces and the staples, the burlap will be able to hold lots of earrings.


Step 8. Screw the painted cup hooks into the front cross trim pieces through the burlap, place the hooks wherever you feel they will be best used to hold longer pieces like; necklaces, bracelets and anklets.


Step 9. Add hooks to the top, screw the hooks in 1 inch in from the edge, run ribbon, rope, string or wire through the eye for hanging.


Step 10. Hang the jewelry organizer, fill it with your favorite and most often worn pieces of jewelry.


Just like the change of the season, the jewelry fashion changes as well. The cool colors, and the lightweight materials and textures of Spring/Summer clothing and jewelry will take hold and help us all proclaimed, and rejoice in, the coming of the new seasons.....woohoo!

Getting spring-cleaning, and organizing done, while the temperature and weather keep us indoors is a blessing in a "snowy disguise"…because once the weather turns to the warm sunny spring…we all want to be out and about, with waiting outdoor projects…. the garden is calling!!!

Build this jewelry organizer…. Create something fun and functional; build it now, do not wait to for a snowstorm, seize the day!

Welcome Spring!     Maureen

I would love to see some pictures of your end table project, have fun!
Posted 2018-10-25T11:58:51+0000  by Maureen_HD_BOS
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