Techniques

How to Paint Fabric with Chalk Paint®

Annie Sloan demonstrates just how easy it is to create a dye wash to paint fabric using Chalk Paint®.

  1. Add a little water to your chosen paint colour. Here, Annie has used Provence. You can do this in a bowl or paint tray, if you like. You want to dilute the paint until its quite transparent. To make sure you have got the amount of water right, it’s a good idea to test this out on an unseen bit of the fabric first.
  2. Mark out the area that you want to paint using masking tape.
  3. Dip your brush in the diluted paint and wipe off any excess on the side of your bowl or tray.
  4. Paint your fabric, making sure the surface is evenly covered.
  5. Remove the masking tape.
  6. Once dry, heat seal either by ironing or putting it out in the sun or by tumble drying.

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