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Creating an ombre effect

Creating an ombre effect

Learn how to create an ombre look with Chalk Paint®, merging shade and tone for a subtle blend effect

  1. Start with the darkest colour at the base of your furniture, for example the feet of your table or chair legs.

  2. Mix a little of your second colour into your first colour to lighten the latter.

  3. Apply the paler colour above your first colour, using a clean brush to feather the paint while it's still wet. This light feathering will blend each colour into the next.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you reach your palest colour at the top of the piece of furniture.

  5. Seal in your paint with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax.

  6. At this stage, you can also darken the colour at the bottom of your piece of furniture using Dark or Black Chalk Paint® Wax. This is also the stage when you can distress your piece of furniture, if you want to, using sanding paper, before re-applying Clear Wax.


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